Agent Name

Glycerol formal

CAS Number

5464-28-8

Formula

C4-H8-O3

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,2-(Methylidene)glycerol; 4-(Hydroxymethyl)-1,3-dioxolane; Glycerin formal; Glycerol, 1,2-O-methylene-; Sericosol-N; 1,3-Dioxolan-4-ylmethanol; 1,3-Dioxolane-4-methanol; [ChemIDplus] Methylidinoglycerol; [REPROTOX]

Category

Other Organic Compounds

Description

Colorless liquid; Hygroscopic; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"Condensation product of glycerin & formaldehyde; teratogenic action." [ChemIDplus]

Comments

Teratogenic effects observed in rats; [REPROTOX] Causes sleep and excitement in oral lethal-dose studies of mice; [RTECS] May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Formaldehyde" and "Glycerin."

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