Bio-based 5-HMF as formaldehyde substitute in UF, MF and PF resins


Bio-based 5-HMF has the potential as economically and ecologically interesting formaldehyde substitute in UF, MF and PF resins


5-Hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF, CAS 67-47-0) derived from sugars is the link between biomass and furan-based chemicals. With its various functional groups and associated reaction sites, this small molecule opens the door to a wide range of chemical modifications, which makes 5-HMF a versatile renewable building block.

Possible replacement to

Formaldehyde, Formol, Formalin, Methyl aldehyde, methanal, 50-00-0, 200-001-8

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