Definition of Furan

1. Noun. A colorless toxic flammable liquid used in the synthesis of nylon.

Exact synonyms: Furane, Furfuran
Generic synonyms: Organic Compound
Specialized synonyms: Nitrofuran



Definition of Furan

1. Noun. (organic chemistry) Any of a class of aromatic heterocyclic compounds containing a ring of four carbon atoms and an oxygen atom; especially the simplest one, C4H4O. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Furan

1. a flammable liquid [n -S]

Medical Definition of Furan

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. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Furan

fur beetle
fur beetles
fur burger
fur coat
fur coats
fur hat
fur seal
fura-2
furacious
furacity
furagin
fural
furaldehyde
furals
furaltadone
furan (current term)
furane
furaneol
furanes
furanocoumarin
furanocoumarins
furanoid
furanoindoline
furanone
furanose
furanose ring
furanoses
furanosic
furanoside
furanosides

Literary usage of Furan

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"no furan run), and the reproducibility was close to the systematic error (paper ... The increased yield of hydrocarbon 22 when furan is absent can also be ..."

2. A Text-book of Organic Chemistry by Arnold Frederik. Holleman (1920)
"To furan is assigned the ring-formula OOO HCCH 5 2 a or HC—CH or This formula is supported by the resemblance in properties between some of its derivatives, ..."

3. Eighth Annual Report on Carcinogens: 1998 Summary edited by Barry Leonard (1999)
"This reactive metabolite probably explains furan's binding reactivity with proteins both in vitro ... furan metabolites may react with DNA, but Burka et al. ..."

4. Furfuryl Alcohol from the People's Republic of China And South Africa: An ...by DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"furan resins account for more than 90 percent of the annual domestic consumption of furfuryl alcohol. These resins are heat-stable and resistant to acid, ..."

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