2-methyl furan (CAS NO. 534-22-5) is one of the important industrial raw materials, and used in the production of a variety of pesticides, pharmaceutical intermediates. 2-methyl furan is divided into by-product and large scale production in the market. By-product 2-methyl furan is one low boiling production, and produced in the hydrogenation of furfuryl alcohol (FA) in the production process. The by-product 2-methyl furan generally accounts for little 2% of furfuryl alcohol. For reducing environmental pollution, improving the quality of economic efficiency, and protecting the quality of main product, the FA manufacturers mostly recycle the by-product 2-methyl furan. But compared with large scale production, recycling 2-methyl furan is rarely used because of high content impurities. For example, it cannot be used in producing pharmaceutical intermediates.
2-methyl furan with large scale has high purity as over 99% in our factory, and
the annual capacity is 5000MTs. The application range of this product is wide as follows:
1、Used in solution polymerization as solvent;
2、used for synthetizing pentylene, pentadiol, acetyl propanol, ketone and 2-methyl tetrahydrofuran.
3、In pharmaceuticals industry, 2-methyl furan is used for synthetizing vitamin B1, chloroquine phosphate, primaquine phosphate, etc.
4、2- methyl furan has an anesthetic effect。