Formaldehyde 37% ACS


Please note: For Collection orders this product requires photographic identification.

SKU: GPC8044 Categories: ,

Commercial solutions of formaldehyde in water, commonly called formalin, are commonly used for preservation of biological specimens.

  • Used to preserve Tissue
  • As an Embalming Fluid
  • As a Koi carp treament (Normally at 30%)
  • As a Disinfectant and biocide
  • As a Film Stabiliser in Photography

Minimum Assay: 36.3-36.9%
Molecular Formula: CH2O
Molecular Weight: 30.03 g/mol
Formic Acid: <0.05%
Methanol: 6.0-8.0%
Ash: <0.01%
Iron (Fe): <2ppm
Copper: <2ppm

Hazard Class: 8

Packing Group: 3

Hazard Phrases: Flammable liquid and vapour. May cause respiratory irritation. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. May cause an allergic skin reaction. Causes serious eye damage. Suspected of causing genetic defects . May cause cancer . Causes damage to organs .

Prec Phrases: Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. 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. IF exposed: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention. Obtain special instructions before use. Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Rinse mouth. IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. In case of fire: Use Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed.


Cas No: 50-00-0
Einecs No: 200-001-8
FP: 62 °C


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500ml, 1L, 2.5L, 5L