5-Hydroxymethyl-2-furaldehyde is used as an intermediate of OMBF (5,5′-oxydimethylenebis(2- furfural)), crown ethers. It is used in organic synthesis to prepare dialdehydes, glycols, ethers, amino alcohols and acetals. It acts as an antioxidant found in some fruit juices and caramel products.
Soluble in water, alcohol, ethyl acetate, acetone, dimethylformamide, benzene, ether and chloroform.
Air and light sensitive. Keep the container tightly closed. Incompatible with strong bases, strong oxidizing agents and strong reducing agents.
|32° to 35°C|
|114° to 116°C (1mmHg)|
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Causes skin irritation.
Causes serious eye irritation.
May cause respiratory irritation.
GHS P Statement
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
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.
IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
RTECSNumber : LT7031100
TSCA : TSCA
Recommended Storage : 2° to 8°C