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47673 Sigma-Aldrich

Formaldehyde solution

tested according to Ph.Eur.

Synonym: Formaldehydi solutio 35 per centum, Formalin

  • CAS Number 50-00-0

  • Linear Formula HCHO

  • Molecular Weight 30.03

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 1209228

  •  MDL number MFCD00003274

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Properties

vapor density   1.03 (vs air)
vapor pressure   52 mmHg ( 37 °C)
InChI Key   WSFSSNUMVMOOMR-UHFFFAOYSA-N
autoignition temp.   572 °F
pharmacopeia   testing conforms to Pharmacopeia
contains   9.0-15.0 % (v/v) methanol as stabilizer
concentration   25-50%
solubility   water: soluble
density   1.09 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
suitability   suitable for manufacturing use (Laboratory chemicals)

Description

Caution

may become turbid on storage

Other Notes

Same product — same quality — now Sigma-Aldrich brand

Application

Formaldehyde solution has been used to fix labeled cells during flow cytometry.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Formaldehyde is the simplest aldehyde that denatures the bihelical regions of RNA and converts the polynucleotides into random coils. It is a genotoxic substance that significantly induces DNA-protein crosslinks (DPC), sister-chromatid exchanges, micronuclei formation and leads to cytotoxicity. It also induces tumors in the nasal epithelium of rats and supposed to be a human carcinogen.

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Safety Information

Symbol 
Signal word 
Danger
RIDADR 
UN 2209 8 / PGIII
WGK Germany 
3
Flash Point(F) 
150.8 °F
Flash Point(C) 
66 °C

Documents

Certificate of Analysis

Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
15

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