Alternatives to Formalin/Formaldehyde?

(Dave Johnston) daj at
Mon Mar 27 02:21:22 EST 1995

On Sun, 26 Mar 1995 03:30:07 GMT,
  Mark Thorson writes:

>What's the difference between formalin and formaldehyde?  I've read
>that formalin is commonly used for chemical sterilization of food
>processing equipment.

Formalin is a saturated solution of formaldehyde in water (40%-ish)

David A. Johnston
Research Fellow,
Dept of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road,
South Kensington, London SW7 5BD. England
(tel 071 9389297, fax 071 9388754, email daj at

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