5-Hydroxymethyl furfural (HMF) is a kind of Light yellow crystal,with melting point 28-34 °C(lit.),and boiling point 114-116 °C1 mm Hg(lit.). It can be used as pharmaceutical intermediates and to detect glucose infusion metabolites. Hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF), also 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural, is an organic compound derived from dehydration of certain sugars. This yellow low-melting solid is highly water-soluble. The molecule consists of a furan ring, containing both aldehyde and alcohol functional groups. HMF has been identified in a wide variety of baked goods. HMF, which is derived from hexoses, is a potential "carbon-neutral" feedstock for fuels and chemicals.
Specification of 5-Hydroxymethyl furfural(HMF)
Appearance Light yellow crystal or amber liquid
Identification Positive reaction
Content, % (GC) ≥95.0
Melting point, ℃ 30.0~36.0
Odor Caramel, roasted and Zymolysis food odor
Application of 5-Hydroxymethyl furfural(HMF)
1) Medicine grade: 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural can be used as pharmaceutical intermediates and to detect glucose infusion Metabolites
2) Spice grade: 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural can be used as Spices intermediates for baked products, dairy products,and tobacco products
Aluminum foil bag with net weight 1KG/bag
Keep container tightly closed
Keep container in a cool, well-ventilated area.
Do not store above 0°C (32°F). Sensitive to light.
Store in light-resistant containers.