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Record Information
Version1.0
Creation Date2016-09-30 22:27:20 UTC
Update Date2020-04-22 15:02:35 UTC
MCDB ID BMDB0000246
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • BMDB00246
Metabolite Identification
Common NameTetrahydrofuran
DescriptionTetrahydrofuran, also known as 1,4-epoxybutane or butylene oxide, belongs to the class of organic compounds known as tetrahydrofurans. These are heterocyclic compounds containing a saturated, aliphatic, five-membered ring where a carbon is replaced by an oxygen. Tetrahydrofuran exists as a solid, possibly soluble (in water), and an extremely weak basic (essentially neutral) compound (based on its pKa) molecule.
Structure
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Synonyms
ValueSource
1,4-EpoxybutaneChEBI
Butane alpha,delta-oxideChEBI
Butylene oxideChEBI
FuranidineChEBI
Tetramethylene oxideChEBI
THFChEBI
Butane a,delta-oxideGenerator
Butane α,δ-oxideGenerator
Butane a,δ-oxideHMDB
1,4-Epoxy-butaneHMDB
Butane a,D-oxideHMDB
CyclotetramethyleneHMDB
Cyclotetramethylene oxideHMDB
Diethylene oxideHMDB
HydrofuranHMDB
OxacyclopentaneHMDB
OxolaneHMDB
PolytetrahydrofuranHMDB
TetrahydrofuraanHMDB
TetrahydrofuraneHMDB
TetrahydrofuranneHMDB
TetraidrofuranoHMDB
TetrahydrofuranChEBI
Chemical FormulaC4H8O
Average Molecular Weight72.1057
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight72.057514878
IUPAC NameNot Available
Traditional NameNot Available
CAS Registry Number109-99-9
SMILESNot Available
InChI Identifier
InChI=1S/C4H8O/c1-2-4-5-3-1/h1-4H2
InChI KeyWYURNTSHIVDZCO-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Chemical Taxonomy
Description belongs to the class of organic compounds known as tetrahydrofurans. These are heterocyclic compounds containing a saturated, aliphatic, five-membered ring where a carbon is replaced by an oxygen.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassOrganoheterocyclic compounds
ClassTetrahydrofurans
Sub ClassNot Available
Direct ParentTetrahydrofurans
Alternative Parents
Substituents
  • Tetrahydrofuran
  • Oxacycle
  • Ether
  • Dialkyl ether
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Aliphatic heteromonocyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic heteromonocyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Physical Properties
StateLiquid
Experimental Properties
PropertyValueReference
Melting Point-108.3 °CNot Available
Boiling PointNot AvailableNot Available
Water Solubility1000 mg/mLNot Available
LogP0.46HANSCH,C ET AL. (1995)
Predicted PropertiesNot Available
Spectra
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash KeyView
Concentrations
StatusValueReferenceDetails
Detected but not QuantifiedNot Applicable details
HMDB IDHMDB0000246
DrugBank IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Compound IDNot Available
FoodDB IDFDB021917
KNApSAcK IDC00010358
Chemspider ID7737
KEGG Compound IDNot Available
BioCyc IDNot Available
BiGG IDNot Available
Wikipedia LinkTHF
METLIN IDNot Available
PubChem Compound8028
PDB IDNot Available
ChEBI ID26911
References
Synthesis ReferenceLi, Haixia; Yin, Hengbo; Jiang, Tingshun; Hu, Tongjie; Wu, Jing; Wada, Yuji. Cyclodehydration of 1,4-butanediol to tetrahydrofuran catalyzed by supported silicotungstic acid. Catalysis Communications (2006), 7(10), 778-782.
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Download (PDF)
General References
  1. Antunes-Fernandes EC, van Gastelen S, Dijkstra J, Hettinga KA, Vervoort J: Milk metabolome relates enteric methane emission to milk synthesis and energy metabolism pathways. J Dairy Sci. 2016 Aug;99(8):6251-6262. doi: 10.3168/jds.2015-10248. Epub 2016 May 26. [PubMed:27236769 ]