Record Information
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Creation date2015-10-09 22:31:43 UTC
Update date2017-01-19 02:36:31 UTC
FoodComEx IDPC000639
FoodDB RecordFDB009445
Chemical Information
NameFormaldehyde
DescriptionA highly reactive aldehyde gas formed by oxidation or incomplete combustion of hydrocarbons. Formaldehyde is found in many foods, some of which are ginseng, lentils, coriander, and allspice.
CAS Number50-00-0
Structure
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Synonyms
SynonymSource
Aldeide formicaHMDB
FannoformHMDB
FormaldehydChEBI
Formalinmanual
FormalinaHMDB
FormalineHMDB
FormalithHMDB
Formic aldehydebiospider
Formolbiospider
MethaldehydeHMDB
MethanalChEBI
Methyl aldehydebiospider
Methylene glycolbiospider
Methylene oxidebiospider
Oxomethanebiospider
Oxomethylenebiospider
Oxymethylenebiospider
ParaformHMDB
Chemical FormulaCH2O
IUPAC nameformaldehyde
InChI IdentifierInChI=1S/CH2O/c1-2/h1H2
InChI KeyWSFSSNUMVMOOMR-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Isomeric SMILESC=O
Average Molecular Weight30.026
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight30.010564686
Chemical Taxonomy
Description belongs to the class of organic compounds known as carbonyl compounds. These are organic compounds containing a carbonyl group, with the general structure RC(=O)R', where R=organyl, R'=H, N, O, organyl group or halide group.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassOrganic oxygen compounds
ClassOrganooxygen compounds
Sub ClassCarbonyl compounds
Direct ParentCarbonyl compounds
Alternative Parents
Substituents
  • Organic oxide
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Carbonyl group
  • Aliphatic acyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic acyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
PropertyValueReference
Experimental logP0.35HANSCH,C ET AL. (1995)
Experimental Water Solubility400 mg/mL at 20 oCPICKRELL,JA et al. (1983)
Melting Point-92 oC
Foods of Origin
FoodContent Range AverageReference
FoodReference
Production Data
Production Methodcommercial
Production Method ReferenceNot Available
Production Method Reference FileNot Available
Quantity AvailableProduction upon request, up to 1 g
Delivery TimeNot Available
Storage Formliquid
Storage Conditions-80°C
StabilityNot Available
PurityNot Available
Spectra
Spectral Data Upon RequestNot Available
Provider Information
Contact NameContact InstitutionContact Email
Rosa Vazquez Fresnovazquezf@ualberta.ca
Commercial Vendors
Toronto Research Chemicals F691350