Paraformaldehyde depolymerizes in water to formaldehyde solution yielding consistent quality fixative solutions. To achieve a strong solution, raise the temperature of the water to 60ºC then add sodium hydroxide solution dropwise.
- Karnovsky, J. Cell Biology, 27, 137A (1965).
- Flammable solid
- Glove, chemical goggles & fume hood
- Store at room temperature