tetrahydrofuran


tet·ra·hy·dro·fu·ran

noun \-ˈfyr-ˌan, -fy-ˈran\

Definition of TETRAHYDROFURAN

:  a flammable liquid heterocyclic ether C4H8O that is derived from furan and used as a solvent and as an intermediate in organic synthesis

Origin of TETRAHYDROFURAN

tetrahydro- + furan
First Known Use: circa 1943

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