Agent Name

Glutaraldehyde-sodium bisulfite

CAS Number

7420-89-5

Formula

C5-H12-O8-S2.2Na

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

Glutaraldehyde bis(sodium bisulfite); Glutaraldehyde bisulfite; Glutaraldehyde-sodium bisulfite; Disodium 1,5-dihydroxypentane-1,5-disulphonate; 1,5-Pentanedisulfonic acid, 1,5-dihydroxy-, disodium salt; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Biocides/Disinfectants

Description

Pale yellow liquid, water soluble; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used to sterilize heat-sensitive equipment; Also used as a laboratory reagent (fixative); [ChemIDplus] Available as a solution (60-75% water) for use as an x-ray developer; [MSDSonline]

Comments

Can cause skin and eye burns; A potential skin and respiratory tract sensitizer; Avoid breathing vapor; [MSDSonline] See "SULFITES."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

VP = <17 mm Hg @ 20 deg C; [MSDSonline]

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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