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Dr. Vittorio Pace, Dr. Pilar Hoyos, Laura Castoldi, Dr. Pablo Domínguez de María and Prof. Dr. Andrés R. Alcántara 2-Methyltetrahydrofuran (2-MeTHF): A Biomass-Derived Solvent with Broad Application in Organic Chemistry ChemSusChem 5

Article first published online: 7 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201100780

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The choice of a new generation: 2-Methyltetrahydrofuran (2-MeTHF) is a biomass-derived chemical that finds widespread use as alternative (co)solvent for organic reactions, both in industry and academia. 2-MeTHF has applications in organometallics, organocatalysis, biotransformations, and biomass processing. This Minireview describes current applications of 2-MeTHF, and gives a prognosis for future uses.

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