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36504 Formic acid, ACS, 88+%

CAS Number
64-18-6
Synonyms

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
36504-AP 500ml 61.60
36504-K3 2L 116.00
36504-AY *4x500ml 156.00
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Formic acid, ACS, 88+%

MDL
MFCD00003297
EINECS
200-579-1

Chemical Properties

Formula
CH2O2
Formula Weight
46.03
Form
Liquid
Melting point
7-9°
Boiling Point
100-101°
Flash Point
50°(156°F)
Density
1.220
Refractive Index
1.3710
Storage & Sensitivity
Hygroscopic. Store under Nitrogen. Ambient temperatures.
Solubility
Miscible in water, ether, acetone, ethyl acetate, glycerol, methanol and ethanol. Partially miscible in benzene, toluene and xylene.

Grade Specifications

Maximum level of impurities: Color (APHA) 15, Dilution test P.T., Evaporation residue 0.002%, CH3COOH 0.4%, NH4 0.005%, Cl 0.001%, SO4 0.002%, SO3 P.T., Heavy Metals (as Pb) 5ppm, Fe 5ppm

Applications

It is principally used as a preservative antibacterial agent in livestock feed, in dying textiles, tanning leather and electroplating. In the poultry industry, it is sometimes added with feed to kill E. coli bacteria. It acts as a reducing agent for the catalytic reduction of nitrate in water.

Notes

Hygroscopic. Store closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Containers which are opened must be carefully resealed and kept upright to prevent leakage.

Literature References

Griggs, J. P. Alternatives to Antibiotics for Organic Poultry Production. J. Appl. Poult. Res. 2005, 14 (4), 750-756.

Garron, A.; Epron, F. Use of formic acid as reducing agent for application in catalytic reduction of nitrate in water. Water Res. 2005, 39 (13), 3073-3081.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H226-H302-H314-H331

Flammable liquid and vapour. Harmful if swallowed. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Toxic if inhaled.

Precautionary Statements: P210-P233-P240-P241-P242-P243-P264b-P270-P271-P280-P301+P312-P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P310-P311-P312-P330-P331-P363-P372-P374-P380-P501c

Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Keep container tightly closed. Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting/ equipment. Use only non-sparking tools. Take precautionary measures against static discharge. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. 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. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Explosion risk in case of fire. Fight fire with normal precautions from a reasonable distance. Evacuate area. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

Other References

Merck
14,4241
Beilstein
1209246
Hazard Class
8
Packing Group
II
Harmonized Tariff Code
2915.11
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
LQ4900000

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