Formic Acid

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The simplest of the carboxylic acids, Formic acid (HCO2H), also known as methanoic acid, is used to treat leather and textiles. After being first discovered in some ants, formic acid was given the Latin term formica, which means "ant." Sulfuric acid reacts with sodium formate, which is created from sodium hydroxide and carbon monoxide, to produce it.

Formic acid Properties:

Properties Product Specification
CAS No. 64-18-6
Appearance Water white
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Packing Stainless Steel Tanker and Formic Acid is available in 35 kg (net) HDPE carboys

Formic Acid

The simplest carboxylic acid, formic acid, just has one carbon. is a helpful organic synthesis reagent that occurs naturally in a variety of sources, such as the venom of bee and ant stings. mostly utilised in cattle feed as a preservative and antibacterial agent. harms the eyes and causes severe metabolic acidosis in people. It functions as an astringent, a protic solvent, a metabolite, an antibacterial agent, and a solvent. It is a formate's conjugate acid.

Formic Acid Structure

By treating carbon monoxide with an alcohol like methanol (methyl alcohol) in the presence of a catalyst, formic acid can also be made in the form of its esters.

Ingredients and Specifications

Properties Product Specification
Total Acidity as HCOOH 85 % min. by wt.
Water Rest
Total Insoluble Matter To pass the test
Heavy Metals as Pb 20 ppm max.
Chlorides as Cl 0.005% max. by mass
Non Volatile Matter 0.08% max. by mass
Sulphate as SO4 0.005% max. by weight
Iron as Fe 50 ppm max.
Boiling Point 107°C
Melting Point (-) 15°C C
Specific Gravity 1.192 at 25°C
UN No. 1779

Uses of Formic Acid

Manufacturers and researchers in the industrial sector keep coming up with new ideas for using formic acid. At present, this organic compound is used as:
  • Used to coagulate latex in order to create rubber.
  • In the leather industry's delining and pickling of fur, fixing of colours, and processing in the textile sector.
  • As a stepping stone in the production of fundamental medicines, insecticides, plant protection agents, vulcanization accelerators, antioxidants, and cleaning agents.
  • Used to preserve grammes and silage.
  • Used as a solvent and in electroplating.

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