What is Formic Acid

A major use of formic acid is as a preservative and antibacterial agent in livestock feed. It is also significantly used in the production of leather, including tanning, and in dyeing and finishing textiles.

  • Synonyms: Carbonous acid, Formylic acid, Hydrogen carboxylic acid , Hydroxy(oxo)methane, Metacarbonoic acid , Methanoic acid, Oxocarbinic acid , Oxomethanol
  • INCI: Formic Acid
  • Chemical Formula: CH2O2
  • CAS Number: 64-18-6

Product Specifications


Chemical Formula CH2O2
CAS Number 64-18-6
Molar Weight 46.025 g/mol
Specific Gravity 1.025 - 1.221
Melting Point 8,4 °C
Boiling Point 100,8 °C
Flash Point 68.8 °C

Uses and Applications for Formic Acid


  • Pharma
  • Lubricants
  • Water Treatment
  • Oil & Gas
  • Cleaning
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Coatings & Construction
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Agriculture
  • Cosmetics
  • Solvents
  • Polymers
  • Rubber

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