Formaldehyde Inactivation

John Nolan nolan at TELOMERE.LANL.GOV
Thu Sep 29 16:43:36 EST 1994

Several people have told me that they treat formaldehyde with glycine to
render it innocuous prior to disposal.  This seems very sensible
chemically, but I haven't been able to find it published anywhere.  I need
a reference since our ES&H people don't seem to understand chemistry very
well, but are very comfortable with trails of paper.  Has anyone seen this
described in writing

Thanks in advance,

John P. Nolan
National Flow Cytometry Resource
Life Sciences Division
Los Alamos National Laboratory

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