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Formaldehyde 37% (Formalin)

Formaldehyde 37% (Formalin)
Formaldehyde 37% (Formalin)
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Product Description

Our organization is successfully engrossed in offering superior quality Formaldehyde 37%. It is sourced from certified and recognized vendors of the industry, who process this chemical using pure and qualitative chemical compounds at par with the set industry guidelines. It is very useful as a disinfectant as it wipe off most of the bacteria and fungi. In addition, this Formaldehyde 37% CAS No. 50-00-0is used in photography in low concentration and is also recommended as embalming agent and tissue fixative.

Features:

  • Excellent solubility

  • Accurate composition

  • Free from impurities

  • Safe to use

Technical Specifications


General Information:

CAS Number

50 - 00 - 0

EINECS Number

200 - 001 - 8

Chemical Name

Formaldehyde.

Chemical Classification

Aldehyde.

Synonyms

Formalin; formic aldehyde; formal; methyl aldehyde; methylene glycol; methylene oxide; methanal; morbicid; oxamethane; oxymethylene; paraform; polyoxymethylene glycol; superlysoform.

Formula

HCHO

Molecular weight

30.03

Shipping Name

Formaldehyde solution.

Codes / Label

Flammable liquid, Class - 3.1

Hazardous Waste ID No.

5

Hazchem Code

2 SE / 2 T

UN Number

1198

Description

Colorless liquid with characteristic pungent odor.

Product uses

In the manufacture of phenolic resins:- amino (MF/UF/MUF) resins, artificial silk and cellulose esters, dyes, organic chemicals, glass mirrors, explosives; disinfectant for dwellings, ship, storage houses, utensils, clothes etc., as a germicide & fungicide for plants & vegetables, improving fastness of dyes on fabrics, tanning & preserving hides;, mordanting & water proofing fabrics; preserving & coagulating rubber latex; in embalming fluids.


Product Specifications:

Specifications

Limits

FD-37 FD-43

Formaldehyde, % w/w, min.

37.0 43.0

Methanol, % w/w, max.

< 1 * 4 - 6*

Acidity (as HCOOH), % w/w max.

0.05 0.05

Iron, ppm max.

2 ** 2**

pH

2.5 - 3.0 2.4 - 2.8

* Methanol content may vary as per specific customer requirement. Specific gravity will also vary

accordingly.
** Valid for SS containers & HDPE carboy packing.

Packaging

In SS tankers, ISO-containers and in HDPE drums / carboys.

This information is based on our present state of knowledge and is intended to provide general notes on our products and their uses. It should therefore, not be construed as guaranteeing specific properties of the products described or their suitability for a particular application. Any existing industrial property rights must be observed. The quality of our product is guaranteed under our General Conditions of Sale.

IDENTIFICATION OF THE SUBSTANCE / PREPARATION AND OF THE COMPANY / UNDERTAKING:

Product details:

Product Identifier

FORMALDEHYDE, 37% SOLUTION IN WATER

Synonyms

Formalin.

Relevant identified uses of the substance or mixture and uses advised against

Industrial. For professional use only.

Details of the supplier of the safety sheet


HAZARD IDENTIFICATION:

Classification of the substance or mixture:

Classification according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 [CLP/GHS]

Hazard Categories


Health hazard

Acute toxicity, Oral : Category 3 , H301
Acute toxicity, Inhalation : Category 3 , H331
Acute toxicity, Dermal : Category 3,H311
Skin sensitization : Category 1,H317
Germ cell mutagenicity : Category 2 , H341
Carcinogenicity: Category 1B, H350

COMPOSITION/ INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS:

 

Description

CAS No.

EINECS Number

Formaldehyde

50-00-0

200-001-8

Methanol

67-56-1

200-659-6

Water

7732-18-5


FIRST-AID MEASURES:

Inhalation

Remove victim to fresh air, restore breathing, get medical attention.

Skin contact

Remove contaminated clothing, flush with plenty of water atleast for 15 minutes.

Eye contact

Immediately flush opened eye with plenty of running water for atleast 15 minutes.

Swallowing

DO NOT induce vomiting. Seek urgent medical assistance.

FIRE-FIGHTING MEASURES:

Suitable extinguishing agents

CO2 , Dry chemical powder, water spray and alcohol foam.

ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES:

Person-related safety precautions

Proper protective equipment and self contained breathing apparatus with full face piece operated in positive pressure mode.

Measures for cleaning/collecting

Shut off sources of ignition, Avoid flares smoking or flames in area. Stop leakage if possible. Use water spray to reduce vapour. Take up with sand or other non combustible absorbent and place into container for disposal according to item 13.

HANDLING AND STORAGE:

Handling


Information for safe handling

Avoid breathing vapours, avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Decontaminate soiled clothing thoroughly before use.

Information about fire and explosion protection

Flammable liquid. Closed containers exposed to heat may explode.

Storage


Requirements to be met by store rooms and receptacles

Store in tightly closed containers in a dry, cool, well ventilated, flammable liquid storage area.

EXPOSURE CONTROLS / PROTECTION:

50-00-0 Formaldehyde

OES

Short term value *3 mg/m3
Long term value **1.5mg/m3

* total inhalable vapour, ** permissible exposure

Personal protective equipment

Self contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing.

Respiratory protection

Self contained breathing apparatus.

Protection of hands

Gloves of natural rubber.

Eye protection

Safety glasses Wear face shield.

PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES:

General information:


Form

Liquid.

Colour

Colourless.

Odour

Pungent odour.

Change in condition


Melting point

--

Boiling Point / Boiling range

96oC

Flash point: (CC) *

85oC

Flammable limits

Upper 73.0%, Lower 7.0%

Auto ignition temperature

423oC

Specific gravity, at 25 oC

1.108

Vapour density (Air = 1)

1.0

Vapour Pressure (mm Hg) at 20 oC

1.3

Solubility/Miscibility with water at 20 oC

Complete.

* Flash point varies with the concentration of Methanol.

STABILITY & REACTIVITY:

This product is stable, strong reducing agent, especially in alkaline solution. Keep away from strong bases and acids, oxidizing agents, aniline, phenol, isocyanates , anhydride. Combustible light and air sensitive, polymerizes spontaneously.

Dangerous reactions

With bases / acids and oxidizing agents.

Dangerous decomposition products

CO, CO2 & vapours of formaldehyde.

TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION:

Acute toxicity:


LD/LC50 values relevant for classification:

Oral/LD 50 : 100 mg/Kg (rat)
SKN LD 50: 270 µl/kg (rabbit)

Primary irritant effect:


On the skin

Irritating effect (severe).

On the eye

Irritating effect (severe).

Sensitization

Prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization.

ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION:

Environmental toxicity

The product is expected to be slightly toxic to aquatic life. The LC 50/96 hrs values for fish are between 10 and 100 mg/l.

Environmental fate

When released into the soil, material is expected to reach into ground water. When released into water, the material is expected to readily bio-degrade and is not expected to bio-accumulate. When released into air, the material is expected to readily degrade by photolysis, readily removed from atmosphere by dry and deposition. Half life of the material is less than one day, when released into air.

DISPOSAL CONDITIONS:

Whatever cannot be recycled, should be absorbed in sand or other non-combustible absorbent, containerized and transferred to appropriate and approved waste disposal facility. Dispose waste, containers and unused contents in accordance with official regulations.

TRANSIT INFORMATION:

Shipping name

Formaldehyde Solution.

UN number

1198 Class: 3, 3.3, 8

ADG Classification, Sub risk

Class3, 8

Packing Group

III Label: Flammable liquid.

 


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