[ te-truh-hahy-druh-fyoor-an ]
/ ˌtɛ trəˌhaɪ drəˈfyʊər æn /
a clear liquid, C4H8O, soluble in water and organic solvents, used as a solvent for resins, in polymerizations and as a chemical intermediate.
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Scientific definitions for tetrahydrofuran
[ tĕt′rə-hī′drə-fyur′ăn′ ]
A clear, highly flammable liquid used as a solvent for natural and synthetic resins and in the production of nylon. Tetrahydrofuran is a furan ring without double bonds between any of the carbon atoms. It is the building block of the sugars ribose, deoxyribose, and fructose.Chemical formula: C4H8O.
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