2(5H)-Furanone is employed in the preparation of 5-substituted 2(5H) furanones (gamma-butenolides) catalyzed by bifunctional aminothiourea and aminosquaramide organocatalysts through direct aldol reaction with aromatic aldehydes. Further, it is used in the synthesis of lignans by Michael addition reactions. In addition to this, it is used in three-component Michael-Aldol reactions with an aldehyde and thiolate or carbanion.
Immiscible with water.
Light and moisture sensitive. Store in a cool place. Keep the container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.
|3° to 4°C|
|212° to 214°C|
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Causes skin irritation.
Causes serious eye irritation.
GHS P Statement
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse.
Specific treatment (see label).
If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention.
If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention.
RTECSNumber : LU3453000
Recommended Storage : 2° to 8°C