Formaldehyde

CAS#: 50-0-0

Synonyms: Oxymehylene; formalin; formic aldehyde; aldehyde c1; methanal; Methylene Oxide; Methylene Aldehyde

Uses: Urea and melamine resins, polyacetal resins, phenolic resins, ethylene glycol, pentaerythritol, hexamethylenetetramine, fertilizer, disinfectant, biocide, embalming fluids, perservative, reducing agent as in recovery of gold and silver, corrosion inhibitor in oil wells, durable-press treatment of textile fabrics, industrial sterilant, treatment of grain smut, foam insulation, particle board, plywood, a versatile chemical intermediate.

Hazard: Moderate fire risk. Explosive limits in air 7-73%. Toxic by inhalation, strong irritant, a carcinogen. (Solution) Avoid breathing vapor and avoid skin contact.  Can cause serious or permanent injury.   TLV: 1 ppm in air.