C5H8O2 disinfectant, fixative

Glutaraldehyde is a colourless liquid with a pungent odor used to sterilize medical and dental equipment. It is also used for industrial water treatment and as a chemical preservative. But it is toxic, causing severe eye, nose, throat and lung irritation, along with headaches, drowsiness and dizziness.
Wikipedia.com http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glutaraldehyde

EDF Suspected developmental toxicant, immunotoxicant, reproductive toxicant, respiratory toxicant, skin or sense organ toxicant. On at least 1 federal regulatory list.

Poisonous if ingested. Causes birth defects in experimental animals.

Chemical descriptions:

National Library of Medicine: PubChem
http://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/summary/summary.cgi?sid=11076387

Adverse effects
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?CMD=search&DB=pubmed&term=%22Glutaral%2fadverse%20effects%22[Mesh%20Terms%3anoexp

Toxicity
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?CMD=search&DB=pubmed&term=%22Glutaral%2ftoxicity%22[Mesh%20Terms%3anoexp

Poisoning
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?CMD=search&DB=pubmed&term=%22Glutaral%2fpoisoning%22[Mesh%20Terms%3anoexp

Scorecard: Pollution Information Site
http://www.scorecard.org/chemical-profiles/summary.tcl?edf_substance_id=111%2d30%2d8

a.k.a.
glutaral, glycerol, glycerine

 

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