Glutaraldehyde (Pentanedial)

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Chemical structure of glutaraldehyde (1,5-pentane-dial)

Glutaraldehyde (1,5-pentanedial) is a common fixative in biology. It is used to reduce degradation in cells, tissues, and entire organisms before further experiments like electron microscopy.