Formaldehyde

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0000050-00-0

Chemical Formula

C-H2-O

Molecular Weight

30

Therapeutic Categories

Antiseptic agent

Disinfectant

Ectoparasiticide

Chemical Name

Formaldehyde (IUPAC)

Foreign Names

  • Formaldehydum (Latin)
  • Formaldehyd (German)
  • FormaldĂ©hyde libre (French)
  • FormaldehĂ­do (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • CCRIS 315 (IS)
  • Formic aldehyde (IS)
  • Methanal (IS)
  • Methyl aldehyde (IS)
  • Methylene oxide (IS)
  • NSC 298885 (IS)
  • Oxomethane (IS)
  • Oxymethylene (IS)
  • UNII-1HG84L3525 (IS)
  • Formalin (OS: JAN)
  • Formol (IS)
  • Morbicid (IS)
  • Veracur (IS)
  • Formaldehyde Solution (PH: BP 2011, Ph. Eur. 7, USP 34)
  • Formalin (PH: JP XV)

Brand Names

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Glossary

TermDefinition
IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name

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