5-Hydroxymethyl-2-furancarboxylic acid

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M13605-2 2mg solid $80
M13605-10 10mg solid $240


5-Hydroxymethyl-2-furancarboxylic acid is the main metabolite of 5-hydroxymethyl-2-furfural (HMF) in the body and eliminated renally.

Product information

CAS Number: 6338-41-6

Molecular Weight: 142.11

Formula: C6H6O4

Chemical Name: 5-(hydroxymethyl)furan-2-carboxylic acid

Smiles: OC(=O)C1=CC=C(CO)O1


InChi: InChI=1S/C6H6O4/c7-3-4-1-2-5(10-4)6(8)9/h1-2,7H,3H2,(H,8,9)

Technical Data

Appearance: Solid Power

Purity: ≥98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Solubility: DMSO : ≥ 150 mg/mL (1055.52 mM).

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical or refer to Certificate of Analysis

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and -20 oC for 1 year or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.

Shelf Life: ≥12 months if stored properly.

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 oC for 1 month or refer to the Certificate of Analysis.

Drug Formulation: To be determined

HS Tariff Code: 382200

How to use

In Vitro:

5-Hydroxymethyl-2-furancarboxylic acid (HMFA)can be used as a biomarker for the exposure to HMF.


  1. D.Jobstl, et al. Analysis of 5-hydroxymethyl-2-furoic acid (HMFA) the main metabolite of alimentary 5-hydroxymethyl-2-furfural (HMF) with HPLC and GC in urine. Food Chemistry. 2010 Dec 1; 123 (3): 814-818.

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