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F8775

Sigma-Aldrich

Formaldehyde solution

for molecular biology, 36.5-38% in H2O

Synonym(s):
Formalin
Linear Formula:
HCHO
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
30.03
Beilstein:
1209228
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.31

grade

for molecular biology

Quality Level

vapor density

1.03 (vs air)

vapor pressure

52 mmHg ( 37 °C)

form

liquid

autoignition temp.

572 °F

contains

10-15% methanol

concentration

36.5-38% in H2O

density

1.09 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

suitability

suitable for (use in Formaldehyde-Agarose Gel Electrophoresis of RNA)

storage temp.

15-25°C

SMILES string

[H]C([H])=O

InChI

1S/CH2O/c1-2/h1H2

InChI key

WSFSSNUMVMOOMR-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Formaldehyde (formalin) is produced by oxidation of methanol. It is made of 37% formaldehyde and impurities such as methanol, small amounts of formic acid, aldehydes and ketones. It is used as a denaturant in formaldehyde-agarose gel electrophoresis of RNA. A gel concentration of 2.2M formaldehyde is typically used. The formaldehyde concentration as supplied is approximately 13.3M.

Application

Formaldehyde solution has been used for fixing of cells and tissue sections. It has been used in the formaldehyde agarose gel electrophoresis. Formaldehyde is used as a denaturant in formaldehyde-agarose gel electrophoresis of RNA.

Packaging

25, 500 mL in poly bottle

Analysis Note

Tested for use in formaldehyde-agarose gel electrophoresis of RNA.

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 2 Inhalation - Acute Tox. 3 Dermal - Acute Tox. 3 Oral - Carc. 1B - Eye Dam. 1 - Flam. Liq. 3 - Muta. 2 - Skin Corr. 1B - Skin Sens. 1 - STOT SE 1 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Storage Class Code

3 - Flammable liquids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

133.0 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

56.11 °C - closed cup


Regulatory Listings

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EU REACH Annex XVII (Restriction List)

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