Colorless white crystalline solid.
Flash point data for Dibenzofuran are not available. Dibenzofuran is probably combustible.
Dissolve dibenzofuran in diethyl ether, then shake it with two portions of aqueous NaOH (2M), wash it with water, separate and dry (MgSO4) it. After evaporating the ether, dibenzofuran is crystallised from aqueous 80% EtOH and then dried under vacuum. [Cass et al. J Chem Soc 1406 1958.] High purity material is obtained by zone refining. [Beilstein 17 V 234.]
Air & Water Reactions
Insoluble in water.
ChEBI: A mancude organic heterotricyclic parent that consists of a furan ring flanked by two benzene rings ortho-fused across the 2,3- and 4,5-positions.
white to light yellow crystal powde
Dibenzofuran is sensitive to prolonged exposure to light .