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Description

Formaldehyde, also known as methanal, is a colourless and flammable gas that has a pungent smell and is soluble in water.

The chemical formula of CH2O is readily broken down by cells but remains toxic at high concentrations.

It is used as a denaturant in formaldehyde-agarose gel electrophoresis of RNA. A gel concentration of 2.2Mformaldehyde is typically used.

Grade‎: ‎for molecular biology

Vapor density‎: ‎1.03 (vs air)

Concentration‎: ‎36.5-38% in H2O

Density‎: ‎1.09 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)