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Hazel Mercantile Limited

HAZEL MERCANTILE LIMITED (HML) is focused on International Trade & Distribution of Chemicals - Petrochemicals / Polymers / Paper & Paper Boards / Rubber / Heavy Distillates. A brief perspective hereunder will provide a b ...

Hazel Mercantile Limited
1113,Eton Place,69 Dong Fang Road,Pudong District,
Shanghai, SG

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Origin Country:
China Main Port
Delivery Lead Time:
Within 20 days
Payment Terms:
  • L/C
Minimum Order:
19 Metric Ton

Product Description

Furfural is an organic compound derived from a variety of agricultural byproducts, including corncobs, oat, wheat bran, and sawdust. The name furfural comes from the Latin word furfur, meaning bran, referring to its usual source.

Furfural is an heterocyclic aldehyde, with the ring structure shown at right. Its chemical formula is OC4H3CHO. It is a colorless oily liquid with the odor of almonds, but upon exposure to air samples quickly become yellow.

Furfural is an important renewable, non-petroleum based, chemical feedstock. Hydrogenation of furfural provides furfuryl alcohol (FA), which is a useful chemical intermediate and which may be further hydrogenated to tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol (THFA). THFA is used as a nonhazardous solvent in agricultural formulations and as an adjuvant to help herbicides penetrate the leaf structure. Furfural is used to make other furan chemicals, such as furoic acid, via oxidation,[5] and furan itself via palladium catalyzed vapor phase decarbonylation.[6] Furfural is also an important chemical solvent.