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Formic Acid (Industrial Grade)

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Product Description

PRODUCT

Formic Acid (Industrial Grade)

CAS #

64-18-6

SYNONYM

Methanoic acid; Hydrogen carboxylic acid; Aminic acid; Formylic acid; Formic acid; Formic acid

FORMULA

CH2O2

HAZARD

8 corrosive

Product Specifications

ODOR

pungent penetrating odor

VAPOR PRESSURE

42.6 mm hg

MELTING POINT

8.3 c

REFRACTIVE INDEX

1.3714

MOLECULAR WEIGHT

46.03

COLOR

colorless fuming liquid

FLASH POINT

(oc) 69 c

SOLUBILITY

water, alcohol, ether

BOILING POINT

100.8 c

DENSITY

1.22 (204 c)

SURFACE TENSION

37.58 dynescm

DIELECTRIC CONSTANT

58.5

AUTO/SELF IGNITION TEMPERATURE

temp. 539 c

NOTES

Corrosion Inhibitor; prevents corrosion of the pipe in drilling fluids


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Formic acid is used as a preservative and antibacterial agent in livestock feed. In the poultry industry, formic acid is sometimes added to feed to kill salmonella bacteria. Formic acid is used to process organic latex (sap) into raw rubber. Beekeepers use formic acid as a miticide against the Tracheal (Acarapis woodi) mite and the Varroa mite. It is the active ingredient in some brands of household limescale remover. It is used in laboratories as a solvent modifier for HPLC separations of proteins and peptides, especially when the sample is being prepared for mass spectrometry analysis. It is used by clinical pathology laboratories to disinfect prion activity in brain samples.

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