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2-Methyltetrahydrofuran (2-MeTHF)

2-Methyltetrahydrofuran: Hydrogenation of Furfual 2-Methyltetrahydrofuran: Hydrogenation of Furfual (Image by DalinYebo)
2-Methyltetrahydrofuran is usually synthesized by catalytic hydrogenation of furfural.

2-MeTHF is ..

a substitute for tetrahydrofuran

a solvent for Grignard reagents used in organometallic and biphasic chemical processes

approved by the United States Department of Energy as an additive to gasoline

Me-THF maket is growing

THF growing (in some territories) 12% pa to a 800,000 tpa market by 2017. More ..