Formal Dehyde is an inorganic compound which is most commonly utilized as tissue fixative in histopathological practices. It is known to have ability to penetrate uniformly inside tissue and preserve its morphology for better microscopy & diagnosis. This compound is known to have molecular formula CH2O with molar mass of 30.03 g/mol and density of 0.8153 g/cm3. It is also known to have antimicrobial property making it suitable to be used as disinfecting agent. In photography, Formal Dehyde is used as stabilizer for final wash step resulting in better image quality.
- Appears as colorless liquid
- Has melting point of -92 degrees Celsius
- Soluble in water
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