furfural furfural

Definition(s):

  • (n) a liquid aldehyde with a penetrating odor; made from plant hulls and corncobs; used in making furan and as a solvent

Usage(s):

  • Anthraquinone, raw material for many textile dyes, made cheaply by using furfural as a solvent and by direct oxidation in the presence of a catalyst.
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