Tetrahydrofuran has the characteristics of low toxicity, low boiling point, and good fluidity. It is an important organic synthesis raw material and excellent solvent, and has a wide range of uses.
Tetrahydrofuran has good solubility to many organic substances. It can dissolve all organic compounds except polyethylene, polypropylene and fluororesin, especially polyvinyl chloride, polyvinylidene chloride, and aniline. It has good solubility. Known as "universal solvent".
Tetrahydrofuran is a commonly used organic solvent, which has been widely used in surface coatings, protective coatings, inks, extractants and surface treatment of artificial leather. Tetrahydrofuran is an important raw material for the production of polytetramethylene ether glycol (PTMEG) and is also the main solvent in the pharmaceutical industry .