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A colourless liquid used chiefly as a solvent for plastics and as an intermediate in organic syntheses.
- ‘The solvent used in all the experiments was a mixture of tetrahydrofuran and water.’
- ‘The aim of this study is to explore the fascinating suggestion that structural differences can be induced in hypericin by changing the solvent from a commonly used solvent such as dimethyl sulfoxide to tetrahydrofuran.’
- ‘A stock solution was prepared in distilled tetrahydrofuran and kept at -18 deg C.’
- ‘The cyclic ether tetrahydrofuran, which has a chemical formula of C 2 H 4 OC 2 H 4, has a boiling point of 149°F.’
- ‘A gas hydrate sample synthesized in a Georgia Tech research lab from tetrahydrofuran can sustain a flame as gas is released from the structure during heating.’
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