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Furfural Derivatives

Furfural Derivatives produced by Origen Chemicals include the following:

2-Methyl tetrahydrofuran 

Selective hydrogenation of furfural supplies 2-Methyl Tetrahydrofuran for use as a green solvent, agricultural formulation and Grignard reactions.

furfural compound

Furoic acid and 2-Methyl furoate

Selective oxidation supplies furoic acid and the onward esterification to methyl furoate for use in pharmaceutical, preservative and flavor applications.


Origen Chemicals produces levulinic acid, ethyl levulinate and butyl levulinate from furfural which is a green building block and other plant based raw materials.