Furoic acid, is the oldest know furan derivative
First described in 1780 by Carl Wilhelm Scheele, furoic acid is the first down-line oxidation derivative of furfural and a versatile starting material for the synthesis of pharmaceutical, agricultural and industrial chemicals. It is is frequently converted to furoyl chloride to be used in the production of drugs and insecticides. Furoic acid is also a feedstock for the production of Furan-2,5-dicarboxylic acid (FDCA), an important renewable building block, because it can substitute for terephthalic acid (PTA) in the production of polyesters.
white to off-white crystalline powder
|Boiling Point (760 mm Hg):||230 – 232 oC|
|Melting Point:||128 – 130 oC|
|Specific Gravity 25oC/25oC:||
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Furan-2-carboxylic acid; 2-Furoic acid; Pyromucic acid; 2-Furancarboxylic Acid; Furan-2-carbonsäure; ácido 2-furoico; Acide 2-furoïque; alpha-Furancarboxylic acid; alpha-Furoic acid; 2-Carboxyfuran; Kyselina 2-furoova; Kyselina pyroslizova; Furoic acid; Furoica.