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Formaldehyde

CAS No.: 50-00-0
Synonyms:
Formula: CH2O
Exact Mass: 30.01060
Molecular Weight: 30.02600
PSA: 17.07000
LogP: 0.45100
Description Feedback
Formaldehyde is used in various organic synthesis and reactions. It is used in the textile industry in the area of crosslinking molecules to vary the properties of fabrics. In the food industry it is used to reinforce and improve packaging of meats and produce. It can help improve the water resistance of biodegradable collagen films.

Properties Feedback
Appearance & Physical State:Colorless gas
Density:0.8153 g/cm3 (−20 °C)
Melting Point:-92 °C
Boiling Point:-19 °C
Flash Point:50 °C (122 °F) for 37 % formaldehyde (15 % methanol)(closed cup); 85 °C (185 °F) for 37 % formaldehyde (methanol free)(closed cup)
Refractive Index:7 g/L (25 ºC)
Water Solubility:soluble, > 100 g/100 ml(20 °C)
Stability:Stable. Combustible. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.
Storage Condition:2-8ºC
Vapor Pressure:>1 atm (20 °C)
Vapor Density:300ºC

Safety Info Feedback
Symbol:
GHS05

GHS06

GHS08
Sign:Danger
hazard declaration:H301 + H311 + H331; H314; H317; H335; H341; H350; H370
hazard declaration add:
waring notice:P201; P260; P280; P301 + P310 + P330; P303 + P361 + P353; P304 + P340 + P310; P305 + P351 + P338; P308 + P311
RTECS:LP8925000
Hazard Class:8
Safety Statements:S26;S36/37/39;S45;S51;S53;S60
HS Code:2912110000
Packing Group:III
WGK Germany:2
RIDADR:UN 2209 8 / PGIII
Risk Statements:R23/24/25; R34; R43; R45
Hazard Codes:T; C

GC Analytical Method Total: 6 GC Analytical Method
Kovats' RI, non-polar column, isothermal [Detail]
Column type Active phase Temperature (C) Retention Index (I) Reference
Packed Porapack Q 200. 284. Goebel, 1982
Kovats' RI, non-polar column, isothermal [Detail]
Column type Active phase Temperature (C) Retention Index (I) Reference
Packed SE-30 150. 229. Haken, Nguyen, et al., 1979
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