Marquis reagent (CH2O + H2SO4)

Substance: formaldehyde, sulfuric acid.

Wikipedia article about marquis reagent

Hazard information danger

Corrosive cat. 1
Lower systemic health hazards
Systemic health hazards

Hazard statements

  • Toxic if swallowed
  • Causes severe skin burns and eye damage
  • May cause an allergic skin reaction
  • May cause cancer

Precautionary statements

  • Obtain special instructions before use.
  • Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood.
  • Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray.
  • Wash … thoroughly after handling.
  • Contaminated work clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace.
  • Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor/… [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Specific treatment (see … on this label).
  • If skin irritation or a rash occurs: Get medical advice/attention.
  • Take off contaminated clothing and wash it before reuse. [Added by IV ATP]
  • Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Store locked up.
  • Dispose of contents/container to … [… in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulation (to be specified)].

Experiments with this reagent