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64-18-6 - Formic acid, 85% - L17434 - Alfa Aesar

L17434 Formic acid, 85%

CAS Number
64-18-6
Synonyms

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1000g 30.80
2500g 56.90
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Formic acid, 85%

MDL
MFCD00003297
EINECS
200-579-1

Chemical Properties

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

Applications

Formic acid 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: H331-H302-H314-H318-H226

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

Precautionary Statements: P210-P260-P261-P280-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P301+P330+P331-P304+P340-P405-P501a

Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

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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