Furfuryl Alcohol (a.k.a. 2-Furanmethanol) is organic compound containing a furan substituted with a hydroxymethyl group. It is the largest volume furfural derivative, produced by hydrogenation of furfural in the presence of a reduced copper catalyst This process is possible in vapor-phase reaction or liquid-phase reaction, with the former being the most employed industrially. Furfuryl Alcohol appears as colorless or pale yellow liquid with mild odor, which forms an azeotrope with water at atmospheric pressure. It is soluble in most organic solvents, such as alcohols, ether, chloroform and benzene. Furfuryl Alcohol can be subjected to a series of chemical reactions, including alkylation, cycloaddition, esterification, etherification, hydrogenation, hydrogenolysis, oxidation, and halogenation.
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