Paraformaldehyde

Paraformaldehyde

Synonyms Polyoxymethylene; Flo-Mor; Formagene; Paraforsn; Triformol; Trioxymethylene; Paraform; Paraformic aldehyde

CAS Number: 30525-89-4 Molecular Formula: (CH2O)n Molecular Weight: 30.026 g/mol

MDL Number: MFCD00133991

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Description

Product Description

Paraformaldehyde

Application Notes

Paraformaldehyde has been used in the past for disinfecting sickrooms, clothing, linen and sickroom utensils. It has been used as a fumigant and in manufacturing synthetic resins & as a fixative in electron microscopy. Used in the preparation of formalin fixatives for tissues or cells when the samples are to be used in florescence studies.

Usage Statement

Research Use Only (RUO). Ready for CE IVD labeling of clinical applications.

Key Applications

Preparation of formalin fixatives||Florescence studies||Disinfectant||Fungicide||Electron Microscopy

Specifications
SKU 02150146-CF
Alternate Names Polyoxymethylene; Flo-Mor; Formagene; Paraforsn; Triformol; Trioxymethylene; Paraform; Paraformic aldehyde
Application Notes Paraformaldehyde has been used in the past for disinfecting sickrooms, clothing, linen and sickroom utensils. It has been used as a fumigant and in manufacturing synthetic resins & as a fixative in electron microscopy. Used in the preparation of formalin fixatives for tissues or cells when the samples are to be used in florescence studies.
Auto Ignition 572° F (USCG, 1999)
Boiling Point -6° F at 760 mm Hg (NIOSH, 2016)
Density 1.46 at 59° F (USCG, 1999)
Flash Point 160° F (approx.) (USCG, 1999)
Format powder
Hazard Statements H228-H302 + H332-H315-H317-H318-H335-H351
Applications Preparation of formalin fixatives||Florescence studies||Disinfectant||Fungicide||Electron Microscopy
MDL # MFCD00133991
Melting Point 342° F (USCG, 1999)
Molecular Formula (CH2O)n
Molecular Weight 30.026 g/mol
Personal Protective Equipment Eyeshields, Faceshields, full-face particle respirator, Gloves, respirator cartridge, respirator filter
pH pH: 2.8 to 4.0 /Formaldehyde soln/
Physical Appearance Powder
Product Families Description Paraformaldehyde
Product Overview Paraformaldehyde
RTECS Number RV0540000
Safety Symbol GHS02, GHS05, GHS07, GHS08
Solubility Miscible (NIOSH, 2016)
Storage and Handling +4 °C; Store Under Nitrogen.
Usage Statement Research Use Only (RUO). Ready for CE IVD labeling of clinical applications.
Vapor Density 1.067 to 1.075 for gas state (EPA, 1998) (Relative to Air)
Vapor Pressure greater than 1 atm (NIOSH, 2016)