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5-Methyl Furfural CAS 620-02-0

Molecular Formula: C6H6O2

Formula Weight: 110.11

ZSpharmac: 5-Methyl Furfural Supplier

Product Name: 5-Methyl Furfural
CAS No: 620-02-0
Purity: 99%

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Basic Info

Product Name:5-Methyl Furfural
Other Names:5-Methylfurfural
Place of Origin:Shandong, China
Brand Name:ZSpharmac
Type:Cosmetic Raw Materials
Appearance:Very Deep Yellow to Brown Liquid
EINECS No.:210-622-6
Provide:5-Methyl Furfural MSDS;
5-Methyl Furfural COA

What is 5-Methyl Furfural?

5-Methyl Furfural, also known as 5-Methylfurfural, is an important fine chemical widely used in medicine, pesticide, cosmetics and other industries. It is also an important component of general food flavors, and is even considered an important anticancer drugs; in addition, it can also be used as an important intermediate for renewable fuels (high-quality diesel, 2,5-dimethylfuran, etc.). In industry, 5-Methyl Furfural is mainly prepared by reacting 5-methyl furan with expensive and highly toxic phosphorus oxychloride or phosgene.

5-Methyl Furfural Property

Melting point 

171 °C

Boiling point 

187-189 °C(lit.)


1.107 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)

refractive index 

n20/D 1.531


163 °F

storage temp. 







very deep yellow to brown

Specific Gravity

1.1075 (20/20℃)

Water Solubility 

Soluble in alcohol and water.



5-Methyl Furfural Uses

  1. 5-Methyl Furfural is an intermediate of the pyrethroids allethrin and proparthrin.
  2. 5-Methyl Furfural is a food spice that is allowed to be used in GB 2760–1996.
  3. 5-Methyl Furfural is used as flavoring essence for tobacco.

Application of 5-Methyl Furfural

CN201610849699.8 discloses a functional plate for adsorbing furan and a preparation method thereof. Dichlorotetrahydrofuran, 5-Methyl Furfural, N,N-dimethylformamide, polyacrylonitrile, and zinc isopropylxanthate were prepared as a mixture B; polyisobutylene, N,N-dimethylformamide , KH2PO4, 3,4-thiophene dicarboxylic acid to make mixed solution D; tert-butyl monoperoxymaleate, chloroform, aluminum chloride, N-methylsuccinamide to make mixed solution F; mixed solution B. Mixed solution D, mixed solution F, methyl isobutyrate, polyethylene glycol, and chloroform to make mixed solution H; spray distilled water into a container filled with liquid nitrogen to make ice ball particles, and make the particle size 50~100μm The ice ball particles were placed in the mold cavity and compacted; then the mixed liquid H was poured into the mold and frozen in liquid nitrogen for 6 hours, and the chloroform and ice ball particles were removed by vacuum freeze-drying to obtain a functional plate for furan adsorption .

Preparation of 5-Methyl Furfural

Report one
Add 0.1804g of fructose, 30mg of tungsten carbide (WC), 0.4ml of hydroiodic acid with a mass fraction of 55-58%, 1.6ml of distilled water, 5ml of toluene, and Decane, and then put the quartz lining with the drug in the high-pressure reactor, close the reactor, replace the air in the reactor with high-purity hydrogen, and then continue to fill the hydrogen to make the internal pressure 300psi, no leaks After degassing, place the reaction kettle in an oil bath at 130°C for 60 minutes. After cooling fully, ventilate, open the kettle, take the upper toluene phase and dilute it for gas chromatography analysis. The test results show that the molar yield of 5-Methyl Furfural was 61%.

Report two
Add 100mg of starch, 2mmol of sodium iodide, 2ml of water, 0.18mmol of HCl (37wt%), and 3ml of n-octane in sequence into a 50mL high-temperature and high-pressure reactor, seal the reactor, fill it with hydrogen (100psi), stir and rapidly heat to 180°C , keep 1h. Reactor ice-water bath is cooled to room temperature, collects organic phase and detects, and the productive rate of 2-methylfuran in its product is 4.2%, and the productive rate of furfural is 1.6%, and the productive rate of 5-Methyl Furfural is 10.1%, total The yield was 15.9%.

Company Profile and Corporate Culture

Company Profile:

ZhiShang Chemical is owned by ZhiShang Group is a professional new-type chemicals enterprise combined into research and development, production and sales .

The company’s competitive product is pharmaceutical raw materials and intermediates (especially carbohydrate derivatives Series), In recent years, the company has made a major breakthrough in food and feed additives, plant extraction, industrial chemicals industry .

The company insists on the spirit of “sincere management, strict quality control, customer as god” , get consistent high praise from customers at home and abroad.

Corporate Culture:

Help China Chemicals to benefit the happiness of human life
Become the most trusted chemical supplier in the world
Striver – oriented, enrich employees, customer first, deep service, seek development
Be prepared for danger in times of peace, forge ahead actively, unity and cooperation, and be brave to fight

About Us

The production base is located in Zhangqiu chemical industry park and Tai’an high-tech chemical industry park. laboratory and workshop in strict accordance with the GMP standard and the product fit national ISO9001 and ISO2000 standards.

“Zhishang” products are exported to Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa area, so as to establish a long-term and stable cooperation relationship with customer in the world.

Company Info
  • Business Type: Manufacturer
  • Product Range: Cosmetic raw materials
  • Products/Service:Cosmetic raw materials (flavors and fragrances,antioxidant products, moisturizing and hydrating, whitening agents, cosmetic additives)
  • Total Employees: 51~100
  • Capital (Million US $): 10000000RMB
  • Year Established: 2016
Production Capacity
  • No. of Production Lines : 8
  • No. of QC Staff : 5 -10 People
  • OEM Services Provided : yes
  • Factory Size (Sq.meters) : 3,000-5,000 square meters
  • Certificate: ISO9001 , CE , GMP , API , MSDS
  • Factory Location : Diao Town Industry Park, Zhangqiu City, Jinan City, Shandong Province, China.


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* Every batch of products will be tested to ensureits quality.

*The packing also can be according the customers` requirment.

*Any inquiries will be replied within 24 hours.

*we provide Commerical Invoice, Packing List, Bill of loading, COA , Health certificate and Origin certificate. If your markets have any special requirements, let us know.


After-Sales Service

*The fact of logistics information monitoring.

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*Product has any problem can return.


Do you accept sample order?

We will make samples before mass production, and after sample approved, we’ll begin mass production. Doing 100% inspection during production, then do random inspection before packing.



You can get free samples for some products,you only need to pay the shipping cost or arrange a courier to us and take the samples. You can send us your product specifications and requests,we will manufacture the products according to your requests.

What’s your MOQ?

Our MOQ is 1kg. But usually we accept less quantity such as 100g on the condition that sample charge is 100% paid.

Do you supply product report?

Yes. We’ll give you product analysis report before shipping.

  Is there a discount?

Different quantity has different discount.


1. ≤50kg, Express delivery recommended, usually called as DDU service;

2. ≤500kg, Air shipping recommended, usually called as FOB, CFR, or CIF service;

3. >500kg, sea shipping recommended, usually called as FOB, CFR, or CIF service;

4. For high value products, please select air shipping and express delivery for safe.

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