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P6148

Sigma-Aldrich

Paraformaldehyde

reagent grade, crystalline

Synonym(s):
Polyoxymethylene
Linear Formula:
HO(CH2O)nH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
30.03 (as monomer)
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.25

grade

reagent grade

Quality Level

vapor density

1.03 (vs air)

vapor pressure

<1.45 mmHg ( 25 °C)

form

crystalline

autoignition temp.

572 °F

expl. lim.

73 %

mp

120-170 °C (lit.)

density

0.88 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

storage temp.

2-8°C

InChI

1S/CH2O/c1-2/h1H2

InChI key

WSFSSNUMVMOOMR-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Paraformaldehyde is a cross-linking fixative. It is changed to formaldehyde by heating and by adding small amount of sodium hydroxide.

Application

Paraformaldehyde is recommended for use in the preparation of formalin fixatives for tissues or cells when the samples are to be used in florescence studies.
Paraformaldehyde has been used for fixing of cells and tissue sections during staining procedures.

Packaging

500 g in poly bottle
1 kg in poly bottle
5 kg in poly drum

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Inhalation - Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Carc. 1B - Eye Dam. 1 - Flam. Sol. 2 - Muta. 2 - Skin Irrit. 2 - Skin Sens. 1 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Storage Class Code

4.1B - Flammable solid hazardous materials

WGK

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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