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F1635 SAFC

Formaldehyde solution

contains 10-15% methanol as stabilizer, 37 wt. % in H2O

Synonym: Formalin

  • CAS Number 50-00-0

  • Linear Formula HCHO

  • Molecular Weight 30.03

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 1209228

  •  MDL number MFCD00003274

  •  PubChem Substance ID 329799685

  •  NACRES NA.21

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Quality Level   100
vapor density   1.03 (vs air)
vapor pressure   52 mmHg ( 37 °C)
form   liquid
autoignition temp.   572 °F
contains   10-15% methanol as stabilizer
concentration   37 wt. % in H2O
  37-38%
application(s)   tissue processing: suitable
impurities   ≤0.03% free acid (as HCOOH)
color   APHA: ≤10
pH   2.8-4.0
bp   97 °C
mp   -15 °C
density   1.09 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)
SMILES string   [H]C([H])=O
InChI   1S/CH2O/c1-2/h1H2
InChI key   WSFSSNUMVMOOMR-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Description

General description

This product is 37wt% solution of formaldehyde in water. It contains 10-15% methanol as stabilizer.

Application

Formaldehyde solution has been used to prepare formaldehyde fixation/permeabilization solution that is employed to fix tissue samples.

Packaging

25, 500 mL in glass bottle

4 L in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Induces tumors in the nasal epithelium of rats, and is suspected to be a human carcinogen. Potent mutagen.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Signal word 
Danger
Target organs 
Eyes, Respiratory system
RIDADR 
UN 2209 8 / PGIII
WGK Germany 
WGK 3
Flash Point(F) 
133.0 °F - closed cup - Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
56.11 °C - closed cup - Not applicable

Documents

Certificate of Analysis (COA)

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Protocols & Articles

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