Furfuryl Alcohol

CAS RN:98-00-0

Reactivities / Incompatibilities

Strong oxidizers & acids [Note: Contact with organic acids may lead to polymerization].
An explosion occurred in a laboratory when cyanoacetic acid was reacted with furfuryl alcohol in an attempt to form the ester, furfuryl cyanoacetate. The explosion occurred a few minutes after the agitator was turned on and the heat applied.
During an attempt to prepare furfuryl formate from furfuryl alcohol and concentrated formic acid, an explosion occurred.
Furfuryl alcohol will polymerize rapidly, and sometimes with explosive violence, in the presence of strong mineral acids.
Furfuryl alcohol is ignited immediately by concentrated nitric acid.
Combinations of unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine, aniline, or furfuryl alcohol as fuels with hydrogen peroxide or a mixture of nitric acid-nitrogen tetroxide-sulfuric acid as oxidizers ignite with little delay and are used as propellants.
Mixture of fuming nitric acid and ... /furfuryl alcohol is/ self-igniting ...
Homogeneous mixtures of concentrated peroxide with alcohols or other peroxide-miscible organic liquids are capable of detonation by shock or heat. Furfuryl alcohol ignites in contact with 85% peroxide within 1 sec.
Reaction of sulfur tetrafluoride with 2-hydroxymethylfuran in presence of triethylamine at -50 deg C is explosive in absence of a solvent.
Hypergolic with fuming nitric acid.
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