University Chemistry ›› 2021, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (10): 2106003.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX202106003

Special Issue: 化学科普(2021)

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The Chemistry for Health: Formaldehyde

Zhe Liu, Tianfu Feng, Kin Shing Chan()   

  • Received:2021-06-03 Accepted:2021-07-14 Published:2021-08-09
  • Contact: Kin Shing Chan


Through a story that the main character Xiaoquan visits the new house of his aunt and uncle, the series of dialogues on formaldehyde discloses the toxicity, the removal in indoor air and the chemistry mechanism. This article also introduced some practical uses of formaldehyde.

Key words: Formaldehyde, Carcinogenicity, Formaldehyde removal, Polyformaldehyde plastics


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