Formaldehyde synonyms

Methanal; Morbicid; Formalina [Italian]; Formic aldehyde; Paraform; Oxomethane; Formalin-loesungen [German]; Methyl aldehyde; Formalin 40; Methaldehyde; Oxymethylene


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Molecular Formula: CH2O

Natural Isotopic Abundance Mass: 30.0259800000

Mono-Isotopic Molecular Masses:

  • C12N14: 30.0105646863
  • C13N14: 31.0139195241
  • C12N15: 30.0105646863
  • C13N15: 31.0139195241

InChI string: InChI=1S/CH2O/c1-2/h1H2

IUPAC: formaldehyde

PubChem Compound (CID): 712
KEGG Compound ID: C00067
ChemIDplus: 000050000
CAS Registry number: 50-00-0 8005-38-7 112068-71-0 8013-13-6 8006-07-3
EINECS: 200-001-8
Caswell No.: 465
CCRIS: 315
EPA Pesticide Chemical Code: 043001
HSDB: 164
PDB Compound ID: FLH

Reference data were obtained primarily from the PubChem database.

Three dimensional molecular rendering uses Jmol.

InChI string and atom numbering calculated using ALATIS (Hesam Dashti, William M. Westler, John L. Markley, Hamid R. Eghbalnia, "Unique identifiers for small molecules enable rigorous labeling of their atoms", Scientific Data 4, Article number: 170073 (2017), doi:10.1038/sdata.2017.73,