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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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Indeed, the NBO calculations show that in isolated furan donor fragment, the pairs on Y (Y = O in furan) atom have lower "s" character than that in [X.
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.
Composite samples of LCT from the 2002 and 2003 year classes that were submitted for chemical analysis showed concentrations of PCBs and furans that were noticeably higher than in the other Pacific Region samples.
1 mol) acetyl furan, 30 mL ethanol was placed into the flask; another 12.
As animal experiments have shown that furan is a carcinogenic substance, the EFSA requested its Scientific Expert Panel to establish an ad hoc Working Group to further investigate the issue.
Chemically, furan is a five-membered cyclic compound with one oxygen and four carbons in the ring.