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Formaldehyde

Formaldehyde structure
  • CAS No:

    50-00-0

  • Formula:

    CH2O

  • Synonyms:

    BFV; CH2O; Fyde; H2CO; HOCH; HCHO; Forol; Formol; Dormol; Durine

  • China Export:

    From 2018.11 to 2019.11, total export volume of Formaldehyde from China was 10,949,878KG while total export value was $3,161,641. The biggest proportion of exporting volume in the last 12 months was 15.10% in 2019.01.

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Description

Formaldehyde is colorless gas with a very distinct, pungent odor. It is highly soluble in water and in a variety of organic solvents. It has the potential to react explosively with peroxides and nitrogen oxide.
Formalin, the aqueous form of formaldehyde, is a colorless liquid with a very distinct, pungent odor. It is incompatible and may react with strong oxidizers, alkalis,and acids. The liquid has a variable molecular weight, which is dependent on the specific aqueous formulation. For

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Basic Attributes

  • 50-00-0

  • CH2O

  • 30.02600

  • 30.01060

  • 17.07000

  • 0.45100

  • 200-001-8

  • WSFSSNUMVMOOMR-UHFFFAOYSA-N

  • 1

  • 0

  • 0

Characteristics

  • Solids containing varying amounts of formaldehyde, probably as paraformaldehyde (polymers of formula HO(CH2O)xH where x averages about 30). A hazard to the environment. Immediate steps should be taken to limit spread to the environment.

  • 0.8153 g/cm3 (−20 °C)

  • -92 °C

  • -19 °C

  • 50 °C (122 °F) for 37 % formaldehyde (15 % methanol)(closed cup); 85 °C (185 °F) for 37 % formaldehyde (methanol free)(closed cu

  • 7 g/L (25 ºC)

  • H2O: soluble , > 100 g/100 ml(20 °C)

  • 2-8ºC

  • >1 atm (20 °C)

  • 300ºC

  • Formaldehyde gas is stable in the absence of water.

Safety Information

  • III

  • 8

  • 2912110000

  • UN 2209 8 / PGIII

  • 2

  • R23/24/25; R34; R43; R45

  • S26;S36/37/39;S45;S51;S53;S60

  • LP8925000

  • T; C

  • Cool. Dry. Keep in a well-ventilated room. Separated from strong oxidants, strong bases and strong acids.

  • P201-P260-P280-P301 + P310 + P330-P303 + P361 + P353-P304 + P340 + P310-P305 + P351 + P338-P308 + P311-P403 + P233

  • H301 + H311 + H331-H314-H317-H335-H341-H350-H370

  • Flammable Gas

  • vol% in air: 7.03.0

  • LD50 oral (rat) 500 mg/kg LD50 skin (rabbit) 270 mg/kg LC50 inhal (rat) 203 mg/m3 (2 h) PEL (OSHA) 1 ppm (1.5 mg/m3) TLV-TWA (ACGIH) 0.3 ppm (ceiling)(0.37 mg/m3) STEL (OSHA) 2 ppm (2.5 mg/m3)

Usage

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.

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China Formaldehyde Export Data

Data referenced from General Administration of Customs,P.R.China

2018.11-2019.11 China Formaldehyde Export Data

From 2018.11 to 2019.11, total export volume of Formaldehyde from China was 10,949,878KG while total export value was $3,161,641. The biggest proportion of exporting volume in the last 12 months was 15.10% in 2019.01.

2018.11-2019.11 TOP10 Purchasing Countries' Export Data of Chinese Formaldehyde

From 2018.11 to 2019.11, China has exported Formaldehyde to 14 countries in total. Country ranks by import volume from high to low is Myanmar, Korea, North Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan, Ghana, Hongkong, Democratic Republic Of The Congo, Cameroon. The highest export volume was China to Myanmar, accounting for 49.58% of the total volume of China.

Check Export Data for More Purchasing Countries

Purchasing Country Export Volume(KG) Export Percentage Export Value($)

Myanmar

9,395,730

49.58%

2,218,994

Korea

587,600

3.10%

326,498

North Korea

357,060

1.88%

67,970

Vietnam

231,390

1.22%

221,707

Thailand

154,240

0.81%

162,953

Taiwan

53,248

0.28%

27,108

Ghana

43,200

0.23%

25,126

Hongkong

30,000

0.16%

26,450

Democratic Republic Of The Congo

21,600

0.11%

14,904

Cameroon

21,600

0.11%

13,630

Syria

21,600

0.11%

14,782

Fiji

17,600

0.09%

11,792

Madagascar

9,010

0.05%

24,327

Bangladesh

6,000

0.03%

5,400

Price Analysis

  • 2021-07-26

    Reference price of Formaldehyde is 207.521USD/MT, down 0.16% from 207.859USD/MT on 2021-07-23.

  • 2021-07-23

    Reference price of Formaldehyde is 207.859USD/MT, down 0.04% from 207.94USD/MT on 2021-07-22.

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