Furfuryl alcohol is a clear colorless liquid with alcohol or ether-like odor and a bitter taste. It turns red in air. It is miscible with water, but unstable in it. It is soluble in most organic solvents. Upon treatment with acids, furfuryl alcohol forms a resin.
Furfuryl alcohol is manufactured industrially by the catalytic reduction of furfural.
in the production of thermosetting furan resin and furan cement, strong adhesive, in which the furan ring is an integral part of the polymer chain providing highly resistance to chemicals.
in rocketry as a fuel which ignites hypergolically (immediately and energetically in contact) with nitric acid oxidizer.