Molecular formula: CH2O2
International name: Formic acis
Synonyms: Methanoic acid, Formylic acid, Hydrogen carboxylic acid.
CAS Nr.: 64-18-6
Qualification: Import „H“
Appearance: colorless transparent liquid with a strong odour
Storage: Avoid mechanical damage, store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated place.
The formic acid is used:
- as a preservative and antiseptic agent in the livestock feed industry because it prevents putrefaction and decomposition processes, therefore the storage period of hay and silage imbued with formic acid is longer,
- as a pickling agent for wool dyeing,
- for the bees parasites control ,
- as a solvent in some chemical reactions, as a bleaching agents for tanneries,
-in the laboratory carbon monoxide is obtained by decomposition of liquid formic acid, etc.