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50-00-0 - Formaldehyde, 37% w/w aq. soln., stab. with 7-8% methanol - Formalin - Formol - A16163 - Alfa Aesar

A16163 Formaldehyde, 37% w/w aq. soln., stab. with 7-8% methanol

CAS Number
50-00-0
Synonyms
Formalin
Formol

Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
100ml 18.60
500ml 20.10
2500ml 38.10
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Formaldehyde, 37% w/w aq. soln., stab. with 7-8% methanol

MDL
MFCD00003274
EINECS
200-001-8

Chemical Properties

Formula
CH2O
Formula Weight
30.03
Melting point
-15°
Boiling Point
97°
Flash Point
66°(151°F)
Density
1.083
Refractive Index
1.3765
Solubility
Soluble in water.

Applications

Formaldehyde is used as a denaturant in formaldehyde-agarose gel electrophoresis of RNA. It is also used in fiber board, plywood, cigarette smoke, fuel burning appliances, kerosene space heaters and in photography. It acts as a precursor in the manufacturing of automobiles and used to make components for the transmission, electrical system, engine block, door panels, axles and brake shoes. It serves as a disinfectant. It also plays an ingredient in glues and as a preservative in medical laboratories as embalming fluid and as a sterilizer.

Notes

Incompatible with oxidizing agents.

Literature References

Numerous examples of the use of aqueous formaldehyde are to be found in Organic Syntheses. See also Paraformaldehyde, A11313, and 1,3,5-Trioxane, A15639.

Liu, X.; Guo, Z.; Roache, N. F.; Mocka, C. A.; Allen, M. R.; Mason, M. A. Henry’s Law Constant and Overall Mass Transfer Coefficient for Formaldehyde Emission from Small Water Pools under Simulated Indoor Environmental Conditions. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2015, 49(3), 1603-1610.

Bahmanpour, A. M.; Hoadley, A.; Tanksale, A. Formaldehyde production via hydrogenation of carbon monoxide in the aqueous phase. Green Chem. 2015, 17 (6), 3500-3507.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H227-H301-H311-H331-H314-H318-H317-H341-H350-H371

Combustible liquid. Toxic if swallowed. Toxic in contact with skin. Toxic if inhaled. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Causes serious eye damage. May cause an allergic skin reaction. Suspected of causing genetic defects. May cause cancer. May cause damage to organs.

Precautionary Statements: P210u-P301+P310a-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a

IF SWALLOWED: IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

Other References

Merck
14,4235
Beilstein
1209228
Hazard Class
8
Packing Group
III
Harmonized Tariff Code
2912.11
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
LP8925000

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