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Formic acid

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.

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