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Title: 2-(Methoxymethyl)-5-nitrofuran
CAS Registry Number: 586-84-5
Additional Names: 5-Nitro-2-furfurylmethyl ether
Trademarks: Furbenal; Furaspor (Eaton)
Molecular Formula: C6H7NO4
Molecular Weight: 157.12
Percent Composition: C 45.87%, H 4.49%, N 8.91%, O 40.73%
Literature References: Prepd by nitration of furfuryl methyl ether in acetic anhydride: Gilman, Burtner, Iowa State Coll. J. Sci. 6, 389 (1932), C.A. 27, 288 (1933).
Properties: Light yellow, oily liquid. d2020 1.283; bp3 104-105°. bp4 114-117°; nD20 1.5325-1.5343. Miscible with ethanol. Soly in water 11 g/l; peanut oil 170 g/l; Skellysolve B 24 g/l. Unstable to alkali and direct sunlight.
Boiling point: bp3 104-105°; bp4 114-117°
Index of refraction: nD20 1.5325-1.5343
Density: d2020 1.283
Therap-Cat: Antifungal.
Keywords: Antiseptic/Disinfectant; Nitrofurans.
Status: This monograph has been retired and is no longer subject to revision or update.

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