[Histonet] formalin vs formaldehyde

Smith, Allen asmith <@t> mail.barry.edu
Fri Feb 4 09:08:09 CST 2005

In the U.S. I have always heard the 37% w/v solution of formaldehyde gas in
water called formalin.  This is the usage in the 3rd edition of Kiernan, the
4th edition of Lillie, and the 2nd edition of Sheehan & Hrapchak.  Thus, a 1
to 9 (or 1 in 10) dilution of this is 10% formalin (3.7% formaldehyde).


Allen A. Smith, Ph.D.

Professor of Anatomy

Barry University School of Graduate Medical Sciences

    Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

Miami Shores, Florida  33161


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