Other names :
Thiophene also commonly called thiofuran, is a heterocyclic compound with the formula C4H4S . Consisting of a flat five-membered ring, it is aromatic as indicated by its extensive substitution reactions.
Characteristics & Uses:
- Thiophenes are important heterocyclic compounds that are widely used as building blocks in many agrochemicals and pharmaceuticals.The benzene ring of a biologically active compound may often be replaced by a thiophene without loss of activity.
- It is a colorless liquid used as a solvent.
- The chemical properties of thiophene resemble those of benzene, which occurs with it in coal tar. Thiophene has a ring of four carbon atoms and one sulfur atom, and among its derivatives are biotin, various plant pigments, and some pharmaceuticals.
Environmental Concerns & Health Hazards
Thiophene is resistant to biological degradation.Thiophene
is a FLAMMABLE LIQUID and a FIRE