The Formaldehyde solution min. 37% is a stock solution that is used for histology and can be diluted with e.g. PBS to 4% ready-to-use fixation solution. H301 + H311: Toxic if swallowed or in contact with skin. H314: Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Formaldehyde (HCOH) is one of the most familiar and effective fixatives. The fixation of the histological specimen material of human or animal origin is commonly performed in a 4% or 10% Formaldehyde solution. Chemically, the 4 % Formaldehyde solution equals a 10 % Formalin solution.
The Formaldehyde solution min. 37% is a stock solution that is used for histology and can be diluted with e.g. PBS to 4% ready-to-use fixation solution.
- Formalin Solution
- For educational use only
- Clear, colorless liquid, strong odor
- DANGER! Toxic by ingestion, inhalation, and skin absorption. Severe inhalation hazard, body tissue
irritant, and a known carcinogen. Flammable liquid, keep away from all ignition sources
Target organs: Eyes, central nervous system, liver, kidneys.
- Formaldehyde (50-00-0), 37%.
- Methanol (67-56-1), 11%.
- Water (7732-18-5), 52%.
Stability: Stable under normal conditions of use. Avoid heat and ignition sources.
Incompatibility: Strong acids, phenols, strong oxidizers.
Shelf life: Fair shelf life, store in a cool, dry environment. May polymerize to an inert material.