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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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It aims to phase out the production, sale and use of twelve dangerous industrial products and pesticides (dioxins, furanes, PCBs, active substances in pesticides such as DDT).
Although some furane diterpenes isolated from Pterodon species are known to possess anti-edematogenic, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory activities (Silva et al.
It covers all types of hazardous and non-hazardous waste, recognised as being the principal source of dioxin and furane emissions into the atmosphere, and should yield a reduction in emissions from 2,400 grammes/year in 1995 to about 10 grammes/year in 2005.