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Paraformaldehyde

prilled, 95%

Synonym(s):
Polyoxymethylene
Linear Formula:
HO(CH2O)nH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
30.03 (as monomer)
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.22

Quality Level

vapor density

1.03 (vs air)

vapor pressure

<1.45 mmHg ( 25 °C)

assay

95%

form

prilled

autoignition temp.

572 °F

expl. lim.

73 %

mp

120-170 °C (lit.)

transition temp

sublimation point 150 °C

solubility

alcohol and cold water: slightly soluble
ethers, hydrocarbons and carbon tetrachloride: insoluble

density

0.88 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

InChI

1S/CH2O/c1-2/h1H2

InChI key

WSFSSNUMVMOOMR-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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Application

Formaldehyde source to prepare phenol-, urea-, furfuryl alcohol-, resorcinol- and melamine-formaldehyde polymers for use in coatings, wood products, textiles and foundry resins.
Paraformaldehyde may be used in the preparation of azomethine ylide, α-methylenechromanes, α-methylenequinoline and ortho-quinone methides.

Packaging

3 kg in poly drum
1 kg in poly bottle

Features and Benefits

Source of methanol-free formaldehyde.
Decomposes in hot water to give formaldehyde.

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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