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Assessment of 50-00-0 Formaldehyde (GS-224) by ToxServices, 2014-06-25

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Assessment by ToxServices LLC Assessment Date: 06-25-14
Expiration Date: 06-25-17
Assessor: ToxServices LLC
Assessor Type*: GreenScreen Profiler
Assessment Type*: Certified
Template version: V1.2
Tracking number: GSI-54

Formaldehyde compound

CAS#: 50-00-0
Chemical Name: Formaldehyde

Chemical Synonyms: EINECS 200-001-8; Formalin; Formalith; Formic aldehyde; Formol; Methaldehyde; Methanal; Methyl aldehyde; Methylene oxide; Oxomethane; Oxymethylene; Paraform, UN1198, UN2209 (ChemIDplus 2014)

Primary Applications: Biocides or Fungicides, Hydraulic Fracturing, Processing Aids and Additives

Formaldehyde is a chemical that functions as a fixative of biological specimens and as an embalming fluid; as a germicide and chemical intermediate; in the production of amino, polyacetal, urea-formaldehyde resins, and phenolic resins, plastics, wood products, fertilizers, and foam insulation; as a textile finish, stabilizer, preservative, disinfectant, and antibacterial food additive; as a reducing agent for the recovery of gold and silver, corrosion inhibitor in oil wells, durable-press treatment of textile fabrics, industrial sterilant, and treatment of grain smut; as a cross-linking agent for paper waterproofing, nickel-plating brightening agent, latex coagulant, crease-proof textile finishing agent, and photographic gelatin hardening agent; and in the manufacturing of particle board, plywood, and medium-density fiber board.