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Compound Summary for: CID 712     Try the new version summary page


Also known as: formalin; methanal; Methylene oxide; formol; Oxomethane; Paraform; Formic aldehyde; Paraformaldehyde; Oxymethylene
Molecular Formula: CH2O   Molecular Weight: 30.02598   InChIKey: WSFSSNUMVMOOMR-UHFFFAOYSA-N
A highly reactive aldehyde gas formed by oxidation or incomplete combustion of hydrocarbons. In solution, it has a wide range of uses: in the manufacture of resins and textiles, as a disinfectant, and as a laboratory fixative or preservative. Formaldehyde solution (formalin) is considered a hazardous compound, and its vapor toxic. (From Reynolds, Martindale The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p717)   From: MeSH
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