WHAT IS FORMIC ACID
Formic acid (H2CO2) is a carboxylic acid widely found in the venom of bee and ant stings. It is used in the production of formates, pH adjustment of neutralization, disinfection, biocides, and in the preservation of animal feeds. BASF is the only producer of formic acid in North America and holds registrations under the FDA and EPA as well as GMP quality standards to ensure safety.
- Synonyms: Hydrogen Carboxylic Acid and Methanoic Acid
- INCI: Formic Acid
- Chemical formula: CH₂O₂
- CAS #: 64-18-6
- Hazard: 8, Corrosive Liquid, 3, Flammable Liquid
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|Appearance||Colorless to yellow liquid|
|Boiling point||221 °F|
|Weight per gallon||10.17000|
USES AND APPLICATIONS FOR FORMIC ACID
- Coatings and Construction: Paint strippers
- Food and Nutrition: Food additives, disinfectant, antiseptic, juice and food preservation, and animal feed
- Personal Care: Cosmetics, hair care, hair relaxers, perfume and shampoo
- Pharmaceutical: Local stimulation drugs, foaming paste, astringent and a raw material in insulin
- Pulp and Paper: Shortens the time of pulp production
- Textiles: Textile dyeing and leather etching
- Water Treatment: Antiseptic, cleaning compounds, ore flotation, and pH control
Formic acid — also known as methanoic acid — is a vital ingredient in multiple industries such as agriculture, water treatment, and textiles as an antibacterial agent, a solvent, and an astringent.
Knowing where to get formic acid is probably just the beginning of your company’s chemical requirements, and Brenntag can fulfill them all in one place, with 10,000 chemicals and ingredients, and about 180,000 customers. We think you will find that the experience, global reach, inventory and commitment to quality and safety inherent in all of our chemical distribution will fit in perfectly with your needs as a chemical supplier or the needs of your industry.
Your best approach will be to contact Brenntag North America or visit Brenntag Connect. Brenntag is the established global market leader in ingredient and chemical distribution and can fully supply all your formic acid and other chemical needs.
Formic acid is available in drums, liqbins, and bulk package sizing on Brenntag Connect.
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