Formaldehyde is the principal constituent for producing valuable substances like melamine, urea and phenolic resins. It's offered in 37% aqueous solution. It's identified by a number of its properties such as plasma about 30.3, boil stage -118 oC, melting point at -19 oC and density of 0.815 at -20 oC.
Formaldehyde Production Process : From two major procedures of fabrication formaldehyde in big scale, methanol procedure route is well optimized and created for industrial manufacturing.
1. Non-catalytic oxidation of methane/ butane or propane.
2. Dehydrogenation of methanol by catalytic oxidation.
Metallic oxide catalyst Procedure