Current Prices, Historical Series and Forecasts in Several Countries
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About Tetrahydrofuran. Tetrahydrofuran (a.k.a. THF, Oxolane) is an organic compound, in the cyclic ether class. It is a colorless, odorless liquid, miscible with water and most organic solvents. It is an exceptionally versatile solvent, due to its high polarity. Most of its applications are in the chemical industry, especially in polymer production.
Chemical Formula. C4H8O
Commercial Grades. spectrophotometric grade (99.9% minimum purity) and technical grade (80% minimum purity).
Uses. Tetrahydrofuran is mainly employed in polymerization reactions (mainly PTMO); fine chemistry (Grignard reactions, hydride reduction and others); cellophane manufacturing (mainly for the packaging industry); solvent welding agent for PVC; solvent for resins, paints, inks, coatings and adhesives; and extraction solvent in the pharmaceutical industry.
- 1,4-Butanediol (acid-catalyzed dehydration)
- n-Butane(oxidation, followed by catalytic hydrogenation)
- Allyl alcohol (hydroformylation, followed by hydrogenation)
To know more about Tetrahydrofuran production processes, click here.
Derivatives. polytetrahydrofuran and poly(tetramethylene ether) glycol.
Methodology. The pricing data presented are, if not otherwise indicated, volume-weighted average transaction prices including contract and spot transactions in the locations specified. The information provided is obtained from gathering and refining of trade data officially reported for the respective countries (i.e., governmental agencies, institutions related to foreign trade and industry publications). For further details check our Methodology.
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