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Furfural is a furan that has an aldehyde group attached to the furanic ring and has the formula OC4H3CHO. It is an important industrial solvent and also a precursor to a number of other important furanic compounds, including furfuryl alcohol. It is a degradation product from pentose sugars, such as xylose and arabinose. As with some other furans and many organic acids, furfural can be inhibitory to some fermentative organisms and hydrolysis enzymes.

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Analysis Packages for Furfural

The Celignis Analysis Package(s) that determine this constituent are listed below:

P22   Organic Acids and Furans
Levulinic Acid, Formic Acid, Hydroxymethylfurfural, Furfural, Acetic Acid, gamma-Valerolactone

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P63   Semi-Volatile Oxygenated Components in Bio-Oil
Furfural, Levoglucosan, Hydroxymethylfurfural, Acetic Acid, Acetol, 3-Hydroxy-2-butanone, Propanoic Acid, Butanoic Acid, , 2-Cyclopenten-1-one, Methoxymethylfurfural, 3-Methyl-1,2- cyclopentanedione, 2(5H)-Furanone, 3-Methyl-2(5H)-furanone, Phenol, Guaiacol, o-Cresol, Maltol, p-cresol, m-Cresol, Creosol, 2,4-Xylenol, Eugenol, Catechol, Syringol, Vanillin, Hydroquinone, 4-Ethylcatechol, Apocynin, Syringylaldehyde

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Equipment Used for Furfural Analysis

Additional Material

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We can determine the Furfural content of various liquids, including liquids from pre-treatment and hydrolysis processes, click here to learn more about our various methods for analysing process liquids.

We can determine the Furfural content of pyrolysis bio-oils, click here to learn more about our various methods for analysing bio-oil.