2-Furaldehyde is used in the manufacture of furfural-phenol plastics such as Durite; in solvent refining of petroleum oils and in the preparation of pyromucic acid. It is used as a solvent for nitrated cotton, cellulose acetate and gums; for accelerating vulcanization; in the synthesis of furan derivatives.
Soluble in water (83 g/L).
Air sensitive. Incompatible with oxidizing agents and acids.
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Toxic if swallowed.
Toxic if inhaled.
Flammable liquid and vapour.
Suspected of causing cancer.
Harmful in contact with skin.
Causes skin irritation.
Causes serious eye irritation.
May cause respiratory irritation.
GHS P Statement
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking.
IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician.
IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
DOTInformation : Transport Hazard Class: 6.1; Packing Group: II; Proper Shipping Name: FURALDEHYDES
RTECSNumber : LT7000000
TSCA : TSCA