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2-Furaldehyde is used in the manufacture of furfural-phenol plastics such as Durite; in solvent refining of petroleum oils and in the preparation of pyromucic acid. It is used as a solvent for nitrated cotton, cellulose acetate and gums; for accelerating vulcanization; in the synthesis of furan derivatives.
Michael Jerry Antal Jr.; Tongchit Leesomboon; William S.Mok; Geoffrey N.Richards. Mechanism of formation of 2-furaldehyde from d-xylose. Carbohydrate Research. 1991, 217, 71-85
Michael S.McClure; Bobby Glover; Ellen McSorley; Alan Millar; Martin H.Osterhout; Frank Roschangar. Regioselective palladium-catalyzed arylation of 2-furaldehyde. Org. Lett. 2001, 3, (11),1677-1680
Hazard Statements: H226-H301-H312-H331-H315-H319-H351-H335
Flammable liquid and vapour. Toxic if swallowed. Harmful in contact with skin. Toxic if inhaled. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. Suspected of causing cancer. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P301+P310a-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.