Glutaraldehyde

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Properties

General

Name Glutaraldehyde

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Glutaraldehyde

Chemical formula C5H8O2
Molecular weight 100.117 amu
Synonyms Glutaraldehyde; Pentanedial; Glutural; Aldesan; Aldesen; Alhydex; Cidex; Glutardialdehyde; Glutaric acid dialdehyde; Glutaric aldehyde; Glutaric dialdehyde; Hospex; Sonacide; 1,5-Pentanedial; 1,5-Pentanedione; component of Cidex; Glutaraldehyd; Glutarol; NCI-C55425; Ucarcide; Aqucar; Ucarset; Glutarex 28; Relugan GT; Relugan GT 50; Sporicidin; Cidex 7; Ucarcide 250; Relugan GTW; Glutaclean; Sterihyde; 1,3-Diformylpropane; Coldcide-25 microbiocide; Dioxopentane; Glutaralum; Gluteraldehyde; Novaruca; Pentane-1,5-dial; Potentiated acid glutaraldehyde; Protectol GDA, GT 50; Ucarcide 225; Veruca-sep
CAS number 111-30.8
UN number 2810

Phase behavior

Melting point 267 K (-6C)
Boiling point 374 K (101C)
Solubility Miscible with water, alcohol, benzene.

Liquid properties

Density 1.06 ×103 kg/m3

More info

Properties NIST WebBook (http://webbook.nist.gov/cgi/cbook.cgi?Name=glutaraldehyde&Units=SI)
MSDS Hazardous Chemical Information (http://www.tedpella.com/msds_html/18411msd.htm)

SI units were used where possible. Unless otherwise stated, standard conditions were used.

Disclaimer and references



Glutaraldehyde is a colourless liquid with a pungent odor used to sterilize medical and dental equipment. It is also used for industrial water treatment and as a chemical preservative. But it is toxic, causing severe eye, nose, throat and lung irritation, along with headaches, drowsiness and dizziness.

Glutaraldehyde is an oily liquid at room temperature (density 1.06 g/mL), and miscible with water, alcohol, and benzene. It is used as a tissue fixative in electron microscopy. It is employed as embalming fluid, is a component of leather tanning solutions, and occurs as an intermediate in the production of certain industrial chemicals.Template:Med-stub

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