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Formaldehyde 52% Solution

Product Features

Formaldehyde in commercial form is a colorless liquid with a pungent odor.  Its principal uses are in the manufacture of thermoset resins, and various organic and agricultural chemicals.  The product is usually shipped in bulk tank truck or rail car and is available from Hexion plants located throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Typical Properties

Property Standard Value Unit Test Method
Appearance @ 65°C Colorless Liquid
Approximate Partial Press. HCHO @ 30ºC 2 mm Hg
Approximate Partial Press. HCHO @ 40ºC 5 mm Hg
Approximate Partial Press. HCHO @ 50ºC 9 mm Hg
Approximate Partial Press. HCHO @ 60°C 17 mm Hg
Boiling Point 760 mm Hg 102 °C
Density @ 25°C 9.60 - 9.64 lb/gal
Flash Point, Setaflash 75 Closed Cup °C
Iron 0.5 Maximum ppm
Odor Pungent
Specific Gravity @ 25/25ºC 1.154 - 1.159
Storage Life 30 Maximum Days
Storage Temperature 65 - 68 °C

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