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fu·ran

(fyū'ran),
1. A cyclic compound found, usually in saturated form, in those sugars with an oxygen bridge between carbon atoms 1 and 4, or 2 and 5, or 3 and 7, for which reason they are known as furanoses.
2. Oxa-2,4-cyclopentadiene.

furan

(fūr′an″, fū-ran′) [ furfuran, a former name]
C4H4O, an organic aromatic hydrocarbon, similar in shape to benzene, containing four carbon atoms and one oxygen atom. It is the structural source from which many useful pharmaceuticals are synthesized, including a wide variety of antibiotics.
CAS # 110-00-9
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Coffee made espresso makers contain more toxic, carcinogenic furans than regular drip machine brews or even instant coffee, according to research conducted at the University of Barcelona.
The participants were identified using previously conducted health survey information indicating they had health conditions that could potentially be linked to persistent exposure to dioxin and furan congeners, byproducts of the wood treatment facilities.
The scientists analyzed furan from the irradiated samples using solid phase microextraction and gas chromatography-mass selective detection techniques.
We need to learn more about whether furan, particularly at these very low levels, poses any significant problem to human health.
The furan resins viz; Poly(furfuryalcohol), furfural-acetone, furfural-MEK (Methyl Ethyl Ketone) and furfurylalcohole-formaldehyde were prepared according to methods reported (2-5).
Installation furan dioxin measurements devices semi-continuous on Sec incineration smoke
For instance, the gauge test indicated the amount of time before the tensile strength of the furan nobake binder would be too low was 14 minutes.
The city's divisional commander Chief Superintendent Josh Jones today hailed its success, saying: "Operation Furan involved officers making months of painstaking inquiries surrounding all aspects of these criminal gangs' lives and dismantling them.
Another dramatic difference is that gasifiers produce a "syngas" free of dioxins and furan compounds.
BACKGROUND: Evidence of potent rodent carcinogenicity via an unclear mechanism suggests that furan in various foods [leading to an intake of up to 3.
The plant is required to monitor temperature, which is a surrogate for dioxin and furan.