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Glutaraldehyde

Glutaraldehyde

Glutaraldehyde is a colorless liquid chemical compound commonly used as a disinfectant and sterilizing agent. It is effective against a broad spectrum of microorganisms and is used in medical, laboratory, and industrial settings for its antimicrobial properties.

Chemical Formula:

C5H8O2

CAS Number:

111-30-8

Synonyms:

Glutaral, Glutaric dialdehyde, Pentanedial, 1,5-Pentanedial, Cidex, Biocide, Glutarol, Glutaraldehyde solution, Glutaric aldehyde, Glutarate dialdehyde

Characteristics

Melting Point

-14 degrees Celsius.

Boiling Point

100-101 degrees Celsius.

Solubility

It is miscible in water and soluble in common organic solvents such as ethanol and acetone.

Density

1.08 grams per milliliter.

Forms

Glutaraldehyde is a clear, colorless liquid.

Odor

strong, pungent odor

USES AND APPLICATIONS

Key applications

  • Disinfection and Sterilization
  • Medical Instrument Sterilization
  • Biomedical Research and Histology
  • Water Treatment
  • Industrial Applications
  • Disinfectants and Biocides
  • Veterinary and Animal Health
  • Embalming and Mortuary Practices

Industries

  • Healthcare and Medical
  • Laboratory and Research
  • Tanning and Leather Industry
  • Oil and Gas Industry
  • Textile Industry
  • Veterinary and Animal Health
  • Mortuary and Funeral Services
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Processes
  • Agriculture and Horticulture

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