A colorless, volatile, heterocyclic organic compound, C4 H4 O, obtained from wood oils and used primarily in organic synthesis.
Any of various derivatives of this compound.
A colorless, liquid heterocyclic compound, C4H4O, prepared from wood tar or furfural, and used in organic synthesis.
Any of a group of colorless, volatile, organic compounds containing a ring of four carbon atoms and one oxygen atom. Furans are obtained from wood oils and used in the synthesis of many organic compounds.
The simplest such compound, consisting of a furan ring with two double bonds and attached to four hydrogen atoms. Chemical formula: C4H4O.
Other Word Forms
Origin of furan
- fur(fural) –an
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- furfural + -an