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Alfa Aesar™ Tetrahydrofuran, 99%, stab. with 250-350ppm BHT

Chemical Identifiers

Chemical Name or Material Tetrahydrofuran
CAS 109-99-9
Name Note stabilized with 250 to 350ppm BHT
Molecular Formula C4H8O
Formula Weight 72.11
MDL Number MFCD00005356
UN Number UN2056
Beilstein 102391
Merck Index 14,9211
Synonym THF
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AAL133040F

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alfa aesar™
L133040F
2500mL CALL N/A N/A
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AAL13304AP

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alfa aesar™
L13304AP
500mL CALL N/A N/A
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Description & Specifications

Specifications

Formula Weight 72.11
Chemical Name or Material Tetrahydrofuran
CAS 109-99-9
Health Hazard 2 GHS H Statement
H225-H351-H319-H335
Highly flammable liquid and vapor.
Suspected of causing cancer.
Causes serious eye irritation.
May cause respiratory irritation.
RTECS Number LU5950000
Merck Index 14,9211
Health Hazard 3 GHS P Statement
P210-P261-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking.
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
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.
Odor Ether-like
Assay 99%
Synonym THF
Molecular Formula C4H8O
Health Hazard 1 Danger
Boiling Point 66°C
Beilstein 102391
UN Number UN2056
Name Note stabilized with 250 to 350ppm BHT
Flash Point −17°C (1°F)
Quantity 2500mL
DOT Information Transport Hazard Class: 3; Packing Group: II; Proper Shipping Name: TETRAHYDROFURAN
TSCA TSCA
Melting Point −108°C
MDL Number MFCD00005356

Applications
Tetrahydrofuran is used as a solvent in Grignard reagent formation processes, pharmaceutical steroids and in the preparation of organometallic reagents. It is used for HPLC, spectrophotometry and environmental testing. It is used as a resin solvent in flexographic inks for plastics coating deposition for audio and video tapes. It is used in PVC and CPVC pipe cements, polyurethane coatings and in PVC film castings.

Solubility
Miscible with water.

Notes
Highly flammable. Oxidizes readily in air to form unstable peroxides. THF exhibits high volatility and an extremely low freezing point. Keep the container tightly closed and sealed until ready for use.

Safety and Handling

Danger

GHS P Statement
P210-P261-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking.
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
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.

GHS H Statement
H225-H351-H319-H335
Highly flammable liquid and vapor.
Suspected of causing cancer.
Causes serious eye irritation.
May cause respiratory irritation.