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 FurfuralThe Celignis Analysis Package(s) that determine this constituent are listed below:
| Levulinic Acid, Formic Acid, Hydroxymethylfurfural, Furfural, Acetic Acid, gamma-Valerolactone |
Equipment Used for Furfural Analysis
|Ion Chromatography A Dionex ICS-3000 system that is equipmed with electrochemical, conductivity, and ultraviolet-visible detectors.|
|Gas Chromatograph with Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS) Our lab has an Agilent 6890 gas chromatograph (GC) coupled to an Agilent 5973 mass selective detector (Mass Spectrometer).|
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