Calcium Formate

Calcium formate is the calcium salt of formic acid. Calcium formate is formed as a co-product during trimethylolpropane production, it can also be made from calcium hydroxide and carbon monoxide at high pressure and temperature or from calcium chloride and formic acid.


Molar Weight130.113 g/mol
Melting Pointdecomposes at 300°C
Density2.02 g/cm³
FormsGrey, Powder, White

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Fabric, textile and leather products
  • Corrosion inhibitor and anti-scaling agent
  • De-icer
  • Preservative
  • Animal feed
  • Building & Construction products
  • Floor coverings


  • Coatings & Construction
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Chemical Processing

Synonyms: calcium diformate, Calcium methanoate, E238

Chemical Formula: Ca(HCO2)2

CAS Number: 544-17-2