Tetrahydrofuran (THF)

CAS#: 109-99-9

Synonyms: THF; tetramethylene oxide; diethylene oxide; cyclotetramethylene oxide

Uses: Solvent for natural and synthetic resins (particularly vinyls), in top-coating solutions, polymer coating, cellophane, protective coatings, adhesives, magnetic tapes, printing inks, etc. Grignard reactions, lithium aluminum hydride reductions, and polymerizations; chemical intermediate and monomer.

Hazard: Vapors cause nausea, dizziness, headache, and anesthesia. Liquid can de-fat the skin and cause irritation.  Liquid also irritates eyes.  Highly Flammable; Peroxidizable Compound