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590-29-4 - Potassium formate, 99% (water less than 2%) - Formic acid potassium salt - A14551 - Alfa Aesar

A14551 Potassium formate, 99% (water less than 2%)

CAS Number
590-29-4
Synonyms
Formic acid potassium salt

Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
250g 27.65
1000g 84.60
5000g 308.70
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Potassium formate, 99% (water less than 2%)

MDL
MFCD00013100
EINECS
209-677-9

Chemical Properties

Formula
HCO2K
Formula Weight
84.12
Melting point
165-168°
Density
1.91
Sensitivity
Hygroscopic
Solubility
Soluble in water and alcohol. Insoluble in ether.

Applications

Potassium formate acts as an intermediate in the formate potash process for the production of potassium. It is a deicing salt for used on roads. It serves as a corrosion inhibitor, an anti-scaling agent, a functional fluid, a processing aid and used in petroleum production.

Notes

Hygroscopic. Keep the container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.

Literature References

Patil, R. D.; Sasson, Y. Selective transfer hydrogenation of phenol to cyclohexanone on supported palladium catalyst using potassium formate as hydrogen source under open atmosphere. Appl. Catal., A 2015, 499, 227-231.

Achkeeva, M. V.; Romanyuk, N. V.; Frolova, E. A.; Kondakov, D. F.; Khomyakov, D. M.; Danilov, V. P. Deicing properties of sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium chlorides, sodium formate and salt compositions on their basis. Theor. Found. Chem. Eng. 2015, 49 (4), 227-231.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H335

Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.

Precautionary Statements: P261-P280-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P362-P312-P321-P405-P403+P233-P501a

Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. Specific treatment (see label). Store locked up. Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

Other References

Merck
14,7633
Beilstein
3623272
Harmonized Tariff Code
2915.12
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
LQ9625000

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