CAS# 109-99-9

Product Description

Tetrahydrofuran (THF), or oxolane, is an organic compound, specifically a saturated cyclic ether, finds various industrial applications owing to its unique properties. 






THF; Oxolane; 1,4-epoxybutane; oxacyclopentane; butylene oxide; cyclo tetramethylene oxide


Typical Characteristics


Colorless liquid

Boiling point

65 - 67 °C


0.889 g/cm3

Flash Point

-14.5 °C

Melting point

− 108 °C

Molecular Weight



Strong odor


≥ 99.9 %

Refractive index


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Tetrahydrofuran used in many
industry applications

Tetrahydrofuran (THF), a colorless liquid with a strong odor, finds various industrial applications owing to its unique properties. Here's a list of some of its industrial uses:

  1. Solvent: Tetrahydrofuran is widely used as a solvent in various chemical reactions, including Grignard reactions, polymerizations, and organometallic syntheses, due to its high solvency power and low boiling point.
  2. Polymer Production: It serves as a polymerization solvent and chain transfer agent in the production of polytetrahydrofuran (PTHF) and other polymers, where it helps control molecular weight, polymer morphology, and polymerization kinetics.
  3. Adhesives and Coatings: THF is employed in the formulation of adhesives, sealants, and coatings for automotive, construction, and aerospace applications, where it provides excellent adhesion, flexibility, and moisture resistance.
  4. Extraction: It is used as a solvent for the extraction of natural products, pharmaceuticals, and fine chemicals from plant materials, animal tissues, and fermentation broths in pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
  5. Chemical Synthesis: Tetrahydrofuran serves as a reagent and solvent in various chemical synthesis reactions, including the production of pharmaceutical intermediates, agrochemicals, and specialty chemicals, where it participates as a reactant or solvates reactants.
  6. Grignard Reactions: It is commonly used as a solvent for Grignard reactions, where it stabilizes reactive Grignard reagents and facilitates the formation of organomagnesium intermediates, enabling the synthesis of complex organic molecules.
  7. Lithium Batteries: THF is employed as a solvent and electrolyte additive in lithium-ion batteries, where it improves ion conductivity, electrode wetting, and battery performance by enhancing lithium ion transport and electrode/electrolyte interactions.
  8. Gasoline Additive: It is used as a gasoline additive to improve octane rating and reduce emissions in gasoline engines, where it enhances fuel combustion, prevents engine knocking, and reduces exhaust pollutants.
  9. Paint Stripping: Tetrahydrofuran is utilized in paint stripping formulations for removing paint, varnish, and resin coatings from metal, wood, and plastic surfaces, where it penetrates and softens the paint film, facilitating its removal.
  10. Printing Industry: It is employed as a solvent for printing inks, particularly in flexographic and gravure printing processes, where it helps dissolve pigments, resins, and additives and provides fast drying and good print quality.