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Formic Acid AR

Also known as Methanoic acid, Carbonous acid, Hydrogen carboxylic acid

H.S.Code 29151100 CAS No. 64-18-6
Molecular Formula CH2O2 Molecular Weight 46.03
Physical State Liquid Refractive index 1.370
Odour Pungent Solubility in water Soluble
Density 1.22 Flash point
pH value 2.2 Melting Point

About Formic Acid

In the laboratory, formic acid can be obtained by heating oxalic acid in glycerol and extraction by steam distillation. Another method involves the reaction between lead formate and hydrogen sulfide, driven by the formation of lead sulfide.

Formic acid is used as a preservative and antibacterial agent in livestock feed. Formic acid is about ten times stronger than acetic acid. It is used as a volatile pH modifier in HPLC and capillary electrophoresis. Formic acid is also significantly used in the production of leather, including tanning, and in dyeing and finishing textiles.

Formic Acid Molecular Image

Formic Acid AR Specifications

Packaging 500 ml
Form Liquid
Colour Colourless
Grade AR
Hazard Class
Storage Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated, locked store room away from incompatible materials.
Shelf Life 36 Months
Formic Acid Bottle

500 ml