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FORMYL GROUP


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Chemical Component Summary

NameFORMYL GROUP
Identifiersmethanal
FormulaC H2 O
Molecular Weight30.03
TypeNON-POLYMER
Isomeric SMILESC=O
InChIInChI=1S/CH2O/c1-2/h1H2
InChIKeyWSFSSNUMVMOOMR-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Chemical Details

Formal Charge0
Atom Count4
Chiral Atom Count0
Bond Count3
Aromatic Bond Count0

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank IDDB03843 
NameFormaldehyde
Groups
  • approved
  • vet_approved
DescriptionA 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)
Synonyms
  • Paraform
  • Methanal
  • Methylene oxide
  • Formaldehyde solution
  • Formol
Brand Names
  • British Army Foot Pwr
  • Formadon
  • T.R.U.E. Test Thin-Layer Rapid Use Patch Test
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Forma-Ray
IndicationUse for drying skin before or after surgical removal of warts or where dryness is required.
Categories
  • Aldehydes
  • Anti-Infective Agents
  • Anti-Infective Agents, Local
  • Cell-mediated Immunity
  • Compounds used in a research, industrial, or household setting
CAS number50-00-0

Drug Targets

NameTarget SequencePharmacological ActionActions
D-alanyl-D-alanine carboxypeptidaseMVSGTVGRGTALGAVLLALLAVPAQAGTAAAADLPAPDDTGLQAVLHTAL...unknown
Hematopoietic stem cells-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

Related Resource References

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PubChem712
ChEBICHEBI:16842
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