SODIUM FORMATE

PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION

CAS NO.

141-53-7

SODIUM FORMATE 

EINECS NO. 205-488-0
FORMULA HCOONa
MOL WT. 68.01

H.S. CODE

2915.12.0000

TOXICITY

Oral, mouse LD50: 11200 mg/kg
SYNONYMS Formic acid sodium salt; Salachlor;
Formate de sodium; Formic acid sodium salt; Mravencan sodny; Mravencan sodny (Czech); Other RN:  84050-15-7, 84050-16-8, 84050-17-9
SMILES C(=O)[O-].[Na+]

CLASSIFICATION

Formate

EXTRA NOTES

 

PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

PHYSICAL STATE White crystalline powder
MELTING POINT 261 C
BOILING POINT Decomposes
SPECIFIC GRAVITY

1.92

SOLUBILITY IN WATER 97 g/100 g
pH  
VAPOR PRESSURE  
log P -4.27 (Octanol-water)
VAPOR PRESSURE (mmHg at 25 C)

REFRACTIVE INDEX

 

NFPA RATINGS

Health: 2 Flammability: 0 Reactivity: 0

AUTOIGNITION

 

FLASH POINT Not considered to be a fire hazard
STABILITY Hygroscopic. Readily absorbs moisture from the air

EXTERNAL LINKS & GENERAL DESCRIPTION

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The use of sodium formate for the recovery of precious metals from acidic base metal effluents

Local:
Sodium formate is a white, odorless crystalline powder; soluble in water, sparingly soluble in alcohols, and insoluble in organic solvents.

  • Raw material :Sodium formate chemically reduces other components by donating an electron or electrons. Formic acid and oxalic acid are prepared from sodium formate. Sodium formate is used in the manufacture of sodium hydrosulfite, a common reductive bleaching chemical.
  • Reductive bleaching agent:Sodium formate is used to improve the brightness and color in dyeing/printing fabrics and paper.
  • Tanning of leather: Sodium formate stabilize the chromium, resulting in better leather quality. It is used for better penetration and tanning time reducing
  • Deicing chemical: Sodium formate is less corrosive and undergoes fast melting action relative to other deicing chemicals.
  • Buffering agent: sodium formate improves both desulfurization efficiency and increasing lime absorbent utilization.
  • Animal feed additive: sodium formate is an efficient feed additive as it improve digestibility.
  • Sodium formate is also used in liquid detergent as a builder or an enzyme stabilizer. It is used in dyeing, in electroplating, in silage preservation

DESCRIPTION OF FORMIC ACID: Formic acid, also called methanoic acid), is  the simplest and has the lowest mole weight of the carboxylic acids, in which a single hydrogen atom is attached to the carboxyl group (HCOOH). If a methyl group is attached to the carboxyl group, the compound is acetic acid. It occurs naturally in the body of ants and in the stingers of bees. Functionally, it is not only an acid but also an aldehyde; it reacts with alcohols to form esters as an acid and it is easily oxidized which imparts some of the character of an aldehyde. Pure formic acid is a colorless, toxic, corrosive and fuming liquid, freezing at 8.4 C and boiling at 100.7 C. It is soluble in water, ether, and alcohol. It irritates the mucous membranes and blisters the skin. It is prepared commercially from sodium formate with the reaction of condensed sulfuric acid. Formic acid is used as a chemical intermediate and solvent, in processing textiles, leathers, electroplating, in coagulating latex rubber, and as a disinfectant.

SALES SPECIFICATION

APPEARANCE

White crystalline powder

PURITY

95.0% min

NaOH

1.0% max

NaCl

1.0% max

NaCO3

3.0% max

NaS

0.1% max

MOISTURE

1.0% max

TRANSPORTATION
PACKING 25kgs in Bag, 20mts in container
HAZARD CLASS

 

UN NO. Not regulated
SAFETY INFORMATION

GHS

Not a dangerous substance according to GHS.

EC DIRECTIVES

 

HAZARD CODES

 

RISK PHRASES

 

SAFETY PHRASES

24/25 Avoid contact with skin and eyes.

PRICE INFORMATION

 

 

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