Formaldehyde is used in various organic synthesis and reactions. It is used in the textile industry in the area of crosslinking molecules to vary the properties of fabrics. In the food industry it is used to reinforce and improve packaging of meats and produce. It can help improve the water resistance of biodegradable collagen films.
Appearance & Physical State:
0.8153 g/cm3 (−20 °C)
50 °C (122 °F) for 37 % formaldehyde (15 % methanol)(closed cup); 85 °C (185 °F) for 37 % formaldehyde (methanol free)(closed cup)
7 g/L (25 ºC)
soluble, > 100 g/100 ml(20 °C)
Stable. Combustible. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.