from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A clear, colorless, highly flammable liquid, C4H8O, used as a solvent for natural and synthetic resins and in polymerization.
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- n. a heterocyclic ether having a five-membered ring with four carbon atoms and one oxygen; it is a colourless liquid with an ether-like smell, and is used as a polar solvent
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(AFPs) possess the ability to modify structure II (sII) tetrahydrofuran (THF) hydrate crystal morphologies by adhering to the hydrate surface and inhibiting growth in a similar fashion to the kinetic inhibitor poly-N-vinylpyrrolidone (PVP).
All Reagent grade tetrahydrofuran (THF) and diethyl ether (Et2O) were distilled under nitrogen over sodium benzophenone ketyl.
By then, the tetrahydrofuran has replaced almost all the water in the gel, Mynar says.
Unlike other gels held together by relatively weak noncovalent forces, the new gel kept its shape even after sitting in the solvent tetrahydrofuran for six hours.
The UCLA group studied the phenomenon for electron-transfer reactions of sodium atoms in a bath of tetrahydrofuran molecules.
Both reactions generated neutral Na, with the surrounding tetrahydrofuran molecules eventually relaxing into equilibrium within picoseconds.
ANAVEX 2-73 is a novel tetrahydrofuran that exhibits high affinity and selectivity to sigma-1 receptors and synergistic action with muscarinic receptors.
PVC is soluble in tetrahydrofuran (THFowerbut almost all other solvents are useless.