bp 173-175 °C(lit.)
density 1.095 g/mL at 20 °C(lit.)
refractive index n20/D 1.567
Fp 133 °F
storage temp. 2-8°C
Water Solubility insoluble
Chemical Properties Colorless to light yellow liqui
General Description Clear oily yellow liquid with an aromatic odor.
Air & Water Reactions Highly flammable. May be sensitive to prolonged exposure to air. Very slightly water soluble.
Reactivity Profile Benzofuran slowly polymerizes on standing. Benzofuran may be sensitive to prolonged exposure to air. Benzofuran is polymerized by H2SO4.
Health Hazard ACUTE/CHRONIC HAZARDS: When heated to decomposition Benzofuran emits acrid and irritating smoke and fumes.
Fire Hazard Benzofuran is combustible.