is a colourless, inflammable, volatile, aromatic oil, obtained by distilling sugar, wood, or bran with moderately strong sulphuric acid. It turns brown upon exposure to the air, has a sp. gr. of IT504, and boils at 162 degrees C. It finds some employment in the arts, and, as prepared from corncobs, is likely to be of service in the production of synthetic resins. It has chemical relationship to furfurane, a colourless, mobile liquid contained in pinewood tar, with an odour something like that of chloroform, and which boils at 320 C.
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