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Formaldehyde

Formaldehyde

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Formaldehyde

SKU: 02194047-CF

Synonyms
Formalin; Aldehyde Formique; Formic Aldehyde; Methylene Glycol; Methylene oxide; Formalina; Formol; Morbicid; Verocur (Typharm); Methylene Oxide; Methyl Aldehyde
CAS Number:
50-00-0
Molecular Formula:
CH2O
Molecular Weight:
30.026 g/mol
Beilstein Registry Number:
1209228
EC Number:
200-001-8
MDL Number:
MFCD00003274
Product Description

Formaldehyde

Application Notes

Formaldehyde is used as bactericidal agent. Formaldehyde is used as an embaliming agent due to its ability to crosslink primary amino groups in proteins through a methylene linkage; however, due to its extremely toxic nature it tends to be avoided. Formaldehyde is also used in numerous industrial applications and organic syntheses.

Usage Statement

Unless specified otherwise, MP Biomedical's products are for research or further manufacturing use only, not for direct human use. For more information, please contact our customer service department.

Key Applications

Bactericidal agent

Specifications
SKU 02194047-CF
Alternate Names Formalin; Aldehyde Formique; Formic Aldehyde; Methylene Glycol; Methylene oxide; Formalina; Formol; Morbicid; Verocur (Typharm); Methylene Oxide; Methyl Aldehyde
Application Notes Formaldehyde is used as bactericidal agent. Formaldehyde is used as an embaliming agent due to its ability to crosslink primary amino groups in proteins through a methylene linkage; however, due to its extremely toxic nature it tends to be avoided. Formaldehyde is also used in numerous industrial applications and organic syntheses.
Auto Ignition 572° F (USCG, 1999)
Base Catalog Number 194047
Beilstein Registry Number 1209228
Boiling Point -6° F at 760 mm Hg (NIOSH, 2016)
CAS # 50-00-0
Density 1.46 at 59° F (USCG, 1999)
EC Number 200-001-8
Flash Point 160° F (approx.) (USCG, 1999)
Format Solution
Grade ACS grade
Hazard Statements H301-H311-H314-H317-H331-H335-H351-H370
Melting Point 342° F (USCG, 1999)
Molecular Formula CH2O
Molecular Weight 30.026 g/mol
Personal Protective Equipment Faceshields, full-face respirator, Gloves, Goggles, multi-purpose combination respirator cartridge, respirator filter
pH pH: 2.8 to 4.0 /Formaldehyde soln/
Refractive Index n20/D 1.3765 at 20 °C (Lit.)
RTECS Number LP8925000
Safety Symbol GHS05, GHS06, GHS08
Solubility Miscible (NIOSH, 2016)
Specific Gravity 1.081-1.085 at 25 °C (Lit.)
Usage Statement Unless specified otherwise, MP Biomedical's products are for research or further manufacturing use only, not for direct human use. For more information, please contact our customer service department.
Vapor Density 1.067 to 1.075 for gas state (EPA, 1998) (Relative to Air)
Vapor Pressure greater than 1 atm (NIOSH, 2016)
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