furfuryl alcohol


Definition of furfuryl alcohol

: a liquid C4H3OCH2OH that turns amber to black in air, that occurs in the oil of roasted coffee and in cloves and is made by catalytic hydrogenation of furfural, and that is used chiefly in making dark corrosion-resistant resins and as a solvent; 2-furan-menthanol

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“Furfuryl alcohol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/furfuryl%20alcohol. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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