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Substance Name: Paraformaldehyde [USP:JAN]
RN: 30525-89-4
UNII: Y19UC83H8E

Note

  • Polymerized formaldehyde; used in root canal therapy.

Molecular Formula

  • (C-H2-O)x-

Molecular Weight

  • 30.0258
 

Classification Codes

Classification Codes

  • Agricultural Chemical
  • Anti-Infective Agents
  • Anti-Infective Agents, Local
  • Fixatives
  • Fungicide, Bactericide, Wood Preservative
  • Mutation Data
  • Skin / Eye Irritant

Superlist Classification Code

  • Reportable Quantity (RQ) = 1000 lb

Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Paraform
  • Paraformaldehyde
  • Paraformaldehyde [USP:JAN]

Synonyms

  • Aldacide
  • Caswell No. 633
  • EPA Pesticide Chemical Code 043002
  • Flo-Mor
  • Formagene
  • Formaldehyde polymer
  • HSDB 4070
  • Oilstop, Halowax
  • Paraform
  • Paraformaldehyde
  • Paraformaldehydum
  • Paraformic aldehyde
  • Polyformaldehyde
  • Polymerised formaldehyde
  • Polyoxymethylene
  • Polyoxymethylene glycol
  • UNII-Y19UC83H8E

Systematic Names

  • Paraformaldehyde
  • Poly(oxymethylene)

Superlist Names

  • Paraformaldehyde
  • Paraformaldehyde [UN2213] [Flammable solid]
  • Paraformaldehyde, polymer
  • UN2213

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 30525-89-4

FDA UNII

  • Y19UC83H8E

Other Registry Numbers

  • 104512-58-5
  • 104512-63-2
  • 104814-22-4
  • 53026-80-5

System Generated Number

  • 0030525894

Molecular Formulas

Molecular Formula

  • (C-H2-O)x-

Molecular Formula Fragments

  • C-H2-O
  • COMPONENT

Structure Descriptors

Smiles

C=O

Toxicity

Organism Test Type Route Reported Dose (Normalized Dose) Effect Source
rabbit LDLo skin 10000mg/kg (10000mg/kg) BEHAVIORAL: SOMNOLENCE (GENERAL DEPRESSED ACTIVITY)

SKIN AND APPENDAGES (SKIN): CORROSIVE: AFTER TOPICAL EXPOSURE
BIOFAX Industrial Bio-Test Laboratories, Inc., Data Sheets.
rat LC50 inhalation 1070mg/m3/4H (1070mg/m3) LUNGS, THORAX, OR RESPIRATION: DYSPNEA

SENSE ORGANS AND SPECIAL SENSES: LACRIMATION: EYE

GASTROINTESTINAL: CHANGES IN STRUCTURE OR FUNCTION OF SALIVARY GLANDS
National Technical Information Service. Vol. OTS0534623,
rat LD50 oral 800mg/kg (800mg/kg)   "Pesticide Index," Frear, E.H., ed., State College, PA, College Science Pub., 1969Vol. 4, Pg. 308, 1969.