[Histonet] formalin vs formaldehyde
In the U.S. I have always heard the 37% w/v solution of formaldehyde gas in
water called formalin. This is the usage in the 3rd edition of Kiernan, the
4th edition of Lillie, and the 2nd edition of Sheehan & Hrapchak. Thus, a 1
to 9 (or 1 in 10) dilution of this is 10% formalin (3.7% formaldehyde).
Allen A. Smith, Ph.D.
Professor of Anatomy
Barry University School of Graduate Medical Sciences
Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Miami Shores, Florida 33161
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