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Physical appearance [furan]: liquid

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Furan is a liquid under standard temperature and pressure (Stecher 1968, Haynes 2010, Pennakem 2011, IARC and Pohanish 2008). It has a melting point of -85.6°C and boiling point of 32°C.


Haynes W M, Lide D R (2010), CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics: A Ready-Reference Book of Chemical and Physical Data, 91st edition, CRC Press, Boca Raton

IARC, (1989), Exposure Data, IARC monograph vol 63 citing McKillip et aL., 1989; United States National Toxicology Program, 1993)

Pennakem (2011), Safety Data Sheet: Furan, Company Safety Data Sheet, Penn A Kem LLC 3324 Chelsea Avenue Memphis, TN 38108, 2011-08-12

Pohanish (2008), Sittig's Handbook of Toxic and Hazardous Chemical Carcinogens, 5th Edition Volume 1: A-H,Volume 2: I-Z. William Andrew, Norwich, NY 2008, p. 1296

Stecher P G, Windholz M, Leahy D S (1968) The Merck Index: An Encyclopedia of Chemicals and Drugs. Eighth edition, Merck and Co., Inc. Rahway N.J USA