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Paraformaldehyde

reagent grade, crystalline

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Synonym(s):
Polyoxymethylene
Linear Formula:
HO(CH2O)nH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
30.03 (as monomer)
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.25

grade

reagent grade

Quality Level

vapor density

1.03 (vs air)

vapor pressure

<1.45 mmHg ( 25 °C)

form

crystalline

autoignition temp.

572 °F

expl. lim.

73 %

mp

120-170 °C (lit.)

density

0.88 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

storage temp.

2-8°C

InChI

1S/CH2O/c1-2/h1H2

InChI key

WSFSSNUMVMOOMR-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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158127441244604380
Paraformaldehyde reagent grade, crystalline

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P6148

Paraformaldehyde

Essential Grade
Paraformaldehyde powder, 95%

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158127

Paraformaldehyde

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Paraformaldehyde prilled, 95%

Sigma-Aldrich

441244

Paraformaldehyde

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Paraformaldehyde-13C &#8805;99 atom % 13C, 99% (CP)

Sigma-Aldrich

604380

Paraformaldehyde-13C

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vapor density

1.03 (vs air)

vapor density

1.03 (vs air)

vapor density

1.03 (vs air)

vapor density

-

vapor pressure

<1.45 mmHg ( 25 °C)

vapor pressure

<1.45 mmHg ( 25 °C)

vapor pressure

<1.45 mmHg ( 25 °C)

vapor pressure

-

form

crystalline

form

powder

form

prilled

form

solid

autoignition temp.

572 °F

autoignition temp.

572 °F

autoignition temp.

572 °F

autoignition temp.

-

expl. lim.

73 %

expl. lim.

73 %

expl. lim.

73 %

expl. lim.

-

General description

Paraformaldehyde is a cross-linking fixative. It is changed to formaldehyde by heating and by adding small amount of sodium hydroxide.

Application

Paraformaldehyde is recommended for use in the preparation of formalin fixatives for tissues or cells when the samples are to be used in florescence studies.
Paraformaldehyde has been used for fixing of cells and tissue sections during staining procedures.

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Danger

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Inhalation - Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Carc. 1B - Eye Dam. 1 - Flam. Sol. 2 - Muta. 2 - Skin Irrit. 2 - Skin Sens. 1 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Storage Class Code

4.1B - Flammable solid hazardous materials

WGK

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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