The chemistry of furfuryl alcohol resins



Furfuryl alcohol resins contain a broad spectrum of compounds. The distribution of these compounds in a given resin varies with the manufacturing conditions. A resin containing a high proportion of low molecular weight constituents has been prepared and separated into fractions. Twelve compounds were separated from the resin; four of these are new compounds. The lower molecular weight constituents can be arranged into four major classes: polyfurfuryl alcohols, polyfurfuryl furans, methyl-substituted polyfurfuryl furans, and polyfurfuryl ethers.