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J62478 Paraformaldehyde, 4% in PBS + Mg + EGTA

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Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
J62478-AK 250ml 62.60
J62478-AP 500ml 107.00
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Paraformaldehyde, 4% in PBS + Mg + EGTA


Chemical Properties

Storage & Sensitivity
Keep Cold.
Immiscible with water.


Paraformaldehyde, 4% in PBS + Mg + EGTA is used as a common fixative reagent for histology. It is also used to prepare pure formaldehyde.


4% Paraformaldehyde in PBS with 2mM magnesium chloride and 5mM EGTAStore away from heat.

Literature References

Suenobu, T.; Isaka, Y.; Shibata, S.; Fukuzumi, S. Catalytic hydrogen production from paraformaldehyde and water using an organoiridium complex. Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 1670-1672.

Liu, Q.; Yuan, K.; Arockiam, P. B.; Franke, R.; Doucet, H.; Jackstell, R.; Beller, M. Regioselective Pd-Catalyzed Methoxycarbonylation of Alkenes Using both Paraformaldehyde and Methanol as CO Surrogates. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54 (15), 4493-4497.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H317-H318-H351

May cause an allergic skin reaction. Causes serious eye damage. Suspected of causing cancer.

Precautionary Statements: P201-P202-P272-P280g-P281-P302+P352-P305+P351+P338-P308+P313-P310-P333+P313-P363-P501c

Obtain special instructions before use. Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood. Contaminated work clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace. Wear protective gloves. Use personal protective equipment as required. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. If skin irritation or rash occurs: Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

Other References

Harmonized Tariff Code


  • J62406

    Collagenase, Type I, Clostridium histolyticum
  • J62955

    TRIS-buffered saline (TBS, 10X), with 1% Tween 20
  • J61899

    Paraformaldehyde, 4% in PBS

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