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

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

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
A14551-30 250g 28.60
A14551-0B 1000g 90.60
A14551-0I 5000g 360.00
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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
Storage & Sensitivity
Very Hygroscopic. Ambient temperatures.
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-P264b-P271-P280-P302+P352-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P312-P332+P313-P337+P313-P362-P501c

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. If eye irritation persists: Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

Other References

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

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