Product Description

CMF (chloromethylfurfural) can be used to produce many chemicals and materials, such as para-xylene, PTA, and PET, along with numerous commodity and specialty applications through its derivatives, such as FDCA. Examples include clothing, textiles, plastics, packaging, car parts, tires, carpeting, toys, and more. At commercial scale, Origin’s process can produce CMF with a highly carbon-negative footprint.

Product Benefits

  • Carbon-negative footprint validated by Deloitte-authored life cycle assessment: Life Cycle Assessment by Deloitte Consulting

  • Precursor to Origin PET plastic, which is recyclable within the existing infrastructure and supports a circular economy vision

  • Enables cost-competitive production of para-xylene, PTA, and more

  • Expected to provide stable pricing largely de-coupled from the petroleum supply chain, which is exposed to more volatility than supply chains based on sustainable wood residues

  • 100% bio-content


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CMF (Chloromethylfurfural)

Product Information

  • Chemical Formula: C6H5ClO2

  • IUPAC Name: 5-(Chloromethyl)furan-2-Carbaldehyde

  • CAS Number: 1623-88-7

  • EINECS (European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances): 216-608-6


  • Molecular Weight: 144.55 g/mol

  • Melting Point: 36.17 °C by DSC

  • Relative Density: 1.24 g/mL (Liquid) at 33 °C

  • Vapor Pressure: 0.0145 Torr at 25 °C (Predicted)

  • Color: White to Dark Brown

  • Water Solubility: Slightly Soluble (Decomposes in Water)

  • SMILES String (Simplified Molecular-Input Line-Entry System: Molecular Structure): C1=C(OC(=C1)C=O)CCl

  • InChI: 1S/C6H5ClO2/c7-3-5-1-2-6(4-8)9-5/h1-2,4H,3H2

Alternative Product Names

5-(chloromethyl)furan-2-carbaldehyde, 5-(Chloromethyl)furfural, 5-Chloromethyl furfural, 2-Furancarboxaldehyde, 5-(Chloromethyl)-2-furancarboxaldehyde5 -chloromethylfurfural), 1623-88-7, 5-(chloromethyl)-, CCRIS 7508, EINECS 216-608-6, AKOS006279098, MCULE-3991599682, AC-24394, AS-47061, DB-064457, FT-0657761, Y6574, 623C887, J-009930, Q18349227, 5-chloromethylfurfuraldehyde, SCHEMBL669513, KAZRCBVXUOCTIO-UHFFFAOYSA-, DTXSID70167351, ZINC1995255, ANW-68834, MFCD02181084, STK347863, PubChem23444, 5-(chloromethyl)-furan-2-carbaldehyde, 5-(Chloromethyl)-2-furaldehyde

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