Furfuryl alcohol is an organic compound containing furans substituted with hydroxymethyl groups. It is a colorless liquid, but aged samples are amber in color. It has a faint burning smell and a bitter taste. It is miscible with water but unstable in water. It is soluble in common organic solvents.
Furfuryl alcohol is made from furfural by hydrogenation reduction of furfural. In industry, there are two kinds of liquid and gas phase hydrogenation. Liquid phase hydrogenation method is divided into high pressure method and medium pressure method. The high pressure method is operated above 9.8.