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Formaldehyde MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Formaldehyde
Tree Number(s)
D02.047.407
Unique ID
D005557
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005557
Scope Note
A highly reactive aldehyde gas formed by oxidation or incomplete combustion of hydrocarbons. In solution, it has a wide range of uses: in the manufacture of resins and textiles, as a disinfectant, and as a laboratory fixative or preservative. Formaldehyde solution (formalin) is considered a hazardous compound, and its vapor toxic. (From Reynolds, Martindale The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p717)
Entry Term(s)
Formalin
Formol
Methanal
Oxomethane
Pharm Action
Disinfectants
Fixatives
Registry Number
1HG84L3525
Related Numbers
50-00-0
CAS Type 1 Name
Formaldehyde
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2013/07/08
Formaldehyde Preferred
Formol Related
Formalin Narrower
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