FOR is found in 17 entries

FOR in polymers: 2 entries. Examples include: 1JLY, 6RXN,

FOR as free ligands, exist in 15 entries. Examples include 1JLX, 1OAO, 1PW1

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Chemical Component Summary

Identifiers formaldehyde
Formula C H2 O
Molecular Weight 30.03 g/mol
Type non-polymer
Isomeric SMILES C=O
InChI InChI=1S/CH2O/c1-2/h1H2

Chemical Details

Formal Charge 0
Atom Count 4
Chiral Atom Count 0
Chiral Atoms
Bond Count 3
Aromatic Bond Count 0

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank ID DB03843   (Stereoisomeric match)
Name Formaldehyde
Groups approved
Description A highly reactive aldehyde gas formed by oxidation or incomplete combustion of hydrocarbons. In solution, it has a wide range of uses: in the manufacture of resins and textiles, as a disinfectant, and as a laboratory fixative or preservative. Formaldehyde solution (formalin) is considered a hazardous compound, and its vapor toxic. (From Reynolds, Martindale The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p717)
  • Methanal
  • Methyl aldehyde
  • Methylene oxide
  • Oxomethane
  • Oxomethylene
  • Oxymethylene
  • Paraform
  • Paraformaldehyde
Brand Names
  • Forma-ray
  • Formadon
  • Formaldehyde
  • Formalin
  • Formol
Indication Use for drying skin before or after surgical removal of warts or where dryness is required.
Route of administration topical
  • Disinfectants
  • Fixatives
CAS number 50-00-0

Drug Targets

Name Sequence Search Pharmacological Action Actions
D-alanyl-D-alanine carboxypeptidase Search unknown
Drug Info/Drug Targets: DrugBank 3.0: a comprehensive resource for 'omics' research on drugs. Knox C, Law V, Jewison T, Liu P, Ly S, Frolkis A, Pon A, Banco K, Mak C, Neveu V, Djoumbou Y, Eisner R, Guo AC, Wishart DS. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan; 39 (Database issue):D1035-41. | PMID: 21059682