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5-Methylfurfural CAS 620-02-0

Molecular Formula: C6H6O2

Formula Weight: 110.11

ZSpharmac: 5-Methylfurfural Raw Material Supplier

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

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Basic Info

Product Name:5-Methylfurfural
Other Names:5-Methyl Furfural
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-Methylfurfural MSDS;
5-Methylfurfural COA

What is 5-Methylfurfural?

5-Methylfurfural (5-MF or 5-MeF for short) is an organic compound with the chemical formula C6H6O2. It is a furan derivative, specifically furfural with a methyl substituent. Structurally, it has a furan ring with a methyl (-CH3) group and an aldehyde group (-CHO) attached to the ring. 5-Methylfurfural is a yellow to amber liquid with a unique aromatic odor and is soluble in a variety of organic solvents.

5-Methylfurfural 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℃)


at 10.00 % in dipropylene glycol. spice caramel maple

Odor Type


Water Solubility 

Soluble in alcohol and water.


5-Methylfurfural Uses

Flavors and fragrances industry:
5-Methylfurfural is used as a flavoring raw material because of its unique aroma, and can provide a rich olfactory experience for food, tobacco products and cosmetics. It complies with the regulations of GB 2760-1996 and is a permitted food spice that can enhance the flavor and appeal of food.

Pesticide synthesis:
In the field of pesticides, 5-methylfurfural is an important intermediate in the synthesis of certain pyrethroid insecticides, such as allethrin and propargyl. These pesticides have high biological activity and environmental friendliness and are widely used in crop protection.

Fine chemicals synthesis:
As a precursor for chemical synthesis, 5-methylfurfural is involved in the synthesis of a variety of fine chemicals, including pharmaceutical intermediates, dyes, resins, and some high value-added organic compounds, demonstrating its role in the manufacturing of fine chemicals. important role in.

Biofuels and energy materials:
5-Methylfurfural is a hot molecule in the field of biomass conversion and can be converted from biomass platform compounds such as lignocellulose. It is viewed as a potential biofuel additive or precursor to biofuels, with important implications for the development of sustainable energy solutions.

material science:
In the field of materials science, 5-methylfurfural and its derivatives can be used to prepare high-performance polymers, composites and nanomaterials, which have potential applications in electronics, optoelectronics, aerospace and other fields.

Pharmaceutical field:
Although there are few reports on the direct use of 5-methylfurfural as a pharmaceutical product, its potential as a synthetic pharmaceutical intermediate is being actively explored. Its structural units may be used to design drug molecules with specific biological activities, such as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-tumor drugs.

Research and development:
As an organic molecule with specific functional groups, 5-methylfurfural is also a commonly used reagent in scientific research and is widely used in chemical reaction mechanism research, catalyst evaluation, and exploration of new synthetic routes.

5-Methylfurfural Prominent Applications in Makeup

Fragrance ingredients: Although it is rarely used directly as a fragrance, 5-methylfurfural may be used as one of the ingredients to synthesize complex fragrance formulas due to its unique aromatic properties, providing a unique olfactory experience for cosmetics, such as in In perfume, shower gel, body lotion.

Antioxidant precursors: 5-methylfurfural and its derivatives may be used to synthesize compounds with antioxidant properties, which can then be added to cosmetics to help resist free radical damage and slow down the skin aging process, commonly seen in in anti-aging products.

Potential raw materials for sunscreen products: In the chemical synthesis pathway, 5-methylfurfural may serve as an intermediate to participate in the synthesis of compounds with ultraviolet absorption properties. These compounds can be used as sunscreen agents to help prevent ultraviolet damage to the skin.

Skin barrier repair: Although direct application is limited, by adjusting its structure or compounding with other ingredients, 5-methylfurfural derivatives may have the effect of promoting skin barrier repair or moisturizing, and are suitable for sensitive skin or damaged skin. care products.


National Center for Biotechnology Information. “PubChem Compound Summary for CID 12097, 5-Methylfurfural” PubChemhttps://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/5-Methylfurfural. Accessed 10 May, 2024.

As a company specializing in the production and supply of 5-Methylfurfural raw materials, we are committed to providing customers with high-quality products and preferential prices. We have rich experience and technology to ensure product quality and stable supply. No matter where you are, we can provide you with the 5-Methylfurfural raw materials you need to support your production and research and development.

We always adhere to the principle of honest operation, strictly control product quality, and serve every customer with a customer-first attitude. Over the years, we have established good cooperative relationships with customers at home and abroad and won their trust and praise.

If you have needs or are interested in our products, please contact our service staff directly, we will wholeheartedly provide you with the best quality services and products. Looking forward to cooperating with you and developing together!

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.


Pre-Sales Service

* Prompt reply and 24 hours online, professional team to provide best price and high quality product.

* Sample testing support.

* 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.

* Any questions about the product can be consulted at any time.

*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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