Uses of Formalin

Formalin is used-

  • as an antiseptic and powerful disinfectant and preservative ;
  • in the manufacture of important synthetic plastic e.g., bakelite, plaskon, melmac etc :
  • in the preparation of urotropine which is used as urinary antiseptic and in the treatment of gout ;
  • in the manufacture of synthetic dyes like indigo :
  • in the preservation of biological and anatomical specimens.