Agent Name

Sodium formaldehyde bisulfite

CAS Number

870-72-4

Formula

C-H3-O4-S.Na

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Sodium hydroxymethane sulfonate; Formaldehyde sodium bisulfite; Formaldehyde sulfite sodium salt; Formaldehyde, compd. with monosodium sulfite (1:1); Formaldehyde, compd. with monosodium sulfite; Formaldehyde-sodium bisulfite compound; Formbis; Hydroxymethanesulfonic acid monosodium salt; Methanesulfonic acid, hydroxy-, monosodium salt; Methanesulfonic acid, hydroxy-, sodium salt; Methylolsulfonic acid sodium salt; Monosodium hydroxymethanesulfonate; Sodium formaldehydebisulfite; Sodium hydroxymethanesulfonate; Sodium hydroxymethylsulfonate; Sulfurous acid, monosodium salt, compd with formaldehyde (1:1); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Compounds, Metal Salts

Description

White solid; [HSDB] White powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in photography (developer); [www.ci.tucson.az.us/arthazards/medium.html] Used as a textile stripping agent, fixing agent for keratin-containing fibers, flotation chemical in lead-zinc ores, cosmetic preservative, fungicide in mushroom cultivation, and to protect color pictures exposed to high humidity against fading and staining; [HSDB]

Comments

If ingested, may form sulfuric acid in stomach; [HSDB] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

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