- a nonflammable liquid, C5H8O2, soluble in water and alcohol, toxic and an irritant, used for tanning leather and as a fixative for samples to be examined under the electron microscope.
Origin of glutaraldehyde
1950–55; glutar(ic acid) + aldehyde
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- a water-soluble oil used as a disinfectant, tanning agent, and in resins. Formula: C 5 H 8 O 2