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Molecular Formula: HCHO
Molecular Weight: 30.03
Colorless gas with strong irritating smell, easily soluble in water , alcohol and aether. M. P. : -92oC, B. P. : -21oC, Density(liquid) : 0.815g/cm3(20oC) , easily soluble in water and ethanol.
1) Wood industry :Used in the production of lauxite and phenolic resin
2) Textiles industry :Used as printing & dyeing auxiliaries for pure cotton textiles.
3) Solvent preservative :35%-40% formalin can be used in the soaking of biological samples and in the disinfection of seeds.
4) Food industries:Used in the storage of aquatic products.