May 21, 2023

Furan - Structure, Synthesis and Reactions

In this article we will learn about Furan. Here we will discuss structure, synthesis, its reactions and aromaticity of furan. 

Key words: Furan, Heterocyclic compounds, Aromatic compound, Huckel rule.


Furan is a five member oxygen atom containing heterocyclic compound. It is aromatic compound with the Chemical formula C4H4O and Molecular weight 68.08 g/mol. Furan is colorless volatile liquid with boiling point 31.3 °C. Furan is used as a key starting material for the synthesis of many important compounds.

May 13, 2023

Rf Value: Calculation, Significance and Affecting Factors

In this article we will learn about Rf value also known as Retention Factor. Here we will discuss calculation of Rf values and its importance in thin layer chromatography.  

Key wordsRf value or Retention factor, Thin layer chromatography (TLC), stationary phase, mobile phase. 

May 6, 2023

Stereoselectivity - Definition, Significance and Examples

In this article we will learn about stereoselectivity. Here we will discuss significance of stereoselective reactions with examples.  

Key words : Stereoselective Reaction, Isomers, Reaction Mechanism.

A stereoselective reaction is the one in which a reactant produces unequal mixture of isomers of expected product. In a stereoselective reaction, one isomer forms predominantly over other isomer.