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36424 Sodium formate, ACS, 99.0% min

CAS Number
141-53-7
Synonyms
Formic acid sodium salt

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36424-36 500g 49.20
36424-A3 2kg 136.00
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Sodium formate, ACS, 99.0% min

MDL
MFCD00013101
EINECS
205-488-0

Chemical Properties

Formula
HCO2Na
Formula Weight
68.01
Form
Crystalline
Melting point
259-262°
Density
1.92
Storage & Sensitivity
Hygroscopic. Ambient temperatures.
Solubility
Soluble in water, glycerol. Slightly soluble in alcoholSoluble in water, alcohol, glycerol and formic acid. Insoluble in ether.

Grade Specifications

Maximum level of impurities: Insoluble matter 0.005%, Cl 0.001%, SO4 0.001%, Ca 0.005%, Heavy Metals (as Pb) 5ppm, Fe 5ppm

Applications

Reducing agent, buffering agent, complexing agent, Noble metal precipitantSodium formate is used in analytical chemistry to precipitate noble metals. It is used for tanning leather, for dyeing and printing fabrics. It acts as an electroplating agent, an acidulant in the textile industry, a reducing agent, a mordant, a complexing agent. Further, it is used in photographic fixing baths. In addition, it is used as a buffering agent for strong mineral acids and food additive.

Notes

Hygroscopic. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, strong acids. Moisture sensitive

Literature References

Kathó, Á.; Szatmári, I.; Papp, G.; Joó, F. Effect of 2-Propanol on the Transfer Hydrogenation of Aldehydes by Aqueous Sodium Formate using a Rhodium(I)-sulfonated Triphenylphosphine Catalyst. Int. J. Chem. 2015, 69 (6), 339-344.

Soni, R.; Hall, T. H.; Mitchell, B. P.; Owen, M. R.; Wills, M. Asymmetric reduction of electron-rich ketones with tethered ru(II)/TsDPEN catalysts using formic acid/triethylamine or aqueous sodium formate. J. Org. Chem. 2015, 80 (13), 6784-6793.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H315-H320-H335-H500

Causes skin irritation. Causes eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation. May form combustible dust concentrations in air

Precautionary Statements: P210-P261-P264b-P271-P280-P302+P352-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P312-P332+P313-P362-P501c

Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

Other References

Merck
14,8621
Beilstein
3595134
Harmonized Tariff Code
2915.12
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
LR0350000

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