Other names:Methyl aldehyde,Methylene glycol,Methylene oxide,Formalin (aqueous solution),Formol,Carbonyl hydride
Molar mass: 30,031 g/mol
Density: 815 kg/m³
Boiling point: -19 °C
Used as a disinfectanct to kill bacteria
Tissue hardener, it”s used for preserving biological and anatomical specimens.
It”s also used as an antiseptic in sterilising surgical instruments