Benefits of Formalin Solution:
A saturated water solution, of about 40% formaldehyde by volume or 37% by mass, is called “100% formalin“. Formalin is a strong disinfectant and tissue hardener.
- As Analytical reagent:
- Formalin used as laboratory reagent for analysis purpose.
- Used asan antiseptic:
- Formalin is used as an antiseptic for sterilising instrument; Sterilisation kills all microorganisms and spores.
- Used for preserving biological and anatomical specimens:
- Formalin is used for the preservation of biological specimens and anatomical, which is a funeral custom of treating human remains to delay their decomposition.