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Paraformaldehyde is used as a disinfectant, hardening agent and waterproofing agent. It is also used to prepare adhesives, resins and dentistry as an antiseptic and contraceptive. It is also employed as a thermoplastic. In addition, it is used in the preparation of formalin fixatives for tissues or cells during the samples subjected to florescence studies.
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Hesler, V. J.; Skelton, B. W.; White, A. H.; Brown, D. H.; Baker, M. V. Calixarene/azolium cyclophane hybrids: synthesis, structure and conformations. J. Inclusion Phenom. Macrocyclic Chem. 2015, 82 (1-2), 53-69.
Hazard Statements: H302-H332-H317-H341-H350
Harmful if swallowed. Harmful if inhaled. May cause an allergic skin reaction. Suspected of causing genetic defects. May cause cancer.
Precautionary Statements: P201-P261-P280-P304+P340-P405-P501a
Obtain special instructions before use. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.