Paraformaldehyde

Paraformaldehyde (OH(CH2O)nH (n = 8 - 100)) is a white flammable solid. It is a polymer of formaldehyde as well as a suspected carcinogent that is used in fungicides, bactericides, and manufacture of adhesives. This chemical may be depolymerized for formaldehyde. Because it is flammable, we recommend a safe chemical storage building that meets specific regulations for storing Paraformaldehyde. Please review our fire rated products: SUPERLoc, FIRELoc, Flammable storage

Paraformaldehyde Storing Details

  • Flammable Details: Flash point 158°F.
  • Storage Details: Keep separated from incompatible substances, such as oxidizers. Store and handle in accordance with all current regulations and standards. Store in compliant, approved flammables storage buildings, separated from oxidizers and sources of ignition.
  • Compatible Details:
  • Description: Paraformaldehyde is the smallest polyoxymethylene, the polymerization product of formaldehyde with a typical degree of polymerization of 8_10 units. Paraformaldehyde commonly has a slight odor of formaldehyde due to decomposition.
  • Classification: CLASS 4.1
  • Brand Name: n/a

Paraformaldehyde Properties

Formula Density Boiling Point; IUPAC ID Molar Mass Soluble In Melting Point
OH(CH2O)nH (n = 8 - 100) 880.00 kg/m³ N/A Polyoxymethylene n/a Alkali hydroxide solution, partially soluble in cold wa 24°F (12°C)




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