Paraformaldehyde 97%


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Paraformaldehyde 97% is a white crystalline powder that is commonly used as a disinfectant, preservative, and fixative agent in various industrial and laboratory settings. It is the smallest polyoxymethylene and has the general formula (CH2O)n, where n ranges from 6 to 100.

Paraformaldehyde 97% is highly soluble in water, ethanol, and acetone, and it decomposes to formaldehyde when heated in the presence of water. This property makes it useful for preparing formaldehyde solutions that are used as a disinfectant and preservative for biological specimens.

In industrial applications, paraformaldehyde 97% is used in the production of adhesives, resins, and plastics. It is also used as a fumigant and sterilant in the food and agriculture industry. In addition, paraformaldehyde 97% is commonly used as a fixative agent in histology and cytology laboratories for preserving biological specimens, such as tissues and cells, for microscopic examination.

  • Used as a disinfectant and preservative in laboratories, mortuaries, and veterinary clinics.
  • Used in the production of resins, plastics, and adhesives.
  • Used as a fumigant to control insects in stored grains, dried fruits, and other food commodities.
  • Used in the manufacturing of photographic film and paper.
  • Used in the production of leather and textiles to prevent mold growth.
  • Used in the formulation of hair care and personal care products.
  • Used as a fixative in histology and cytology to preserve cell morphology.
  • Used as a cross-linking agent in the production of synthetic polymers.

Minimum Assay: >97%

Molecular Formula: (CH2O)n

Molecular Weight: 323.83 g/mol

Melting Point: 120-170°C

Cas Number: 30525-89-4

Einecs Number: 200-001-8

HS Code / Commodity Code: 29126000

UN Number: 2213

Hazard Class: 4.1

Packing Group: 3

Hazard Phrases: H228,H302+H332,H315,H317,H318,H335,H341,H351,H412

Prec Phrases: P210,P261,P280,P301+P312,P330,P305+P351+P338,P370+P378



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