Sodium formate, also designated as sodium methanoate, is the organic salt form of formic acid. It can be used for a wide range of applications in both laboratory and industrial settings.
In research, sodium formate is used as a reagent for both arsenic and phosphorous. It can also act as a buffer when working with mineral acids. Beyond research applications, sodium formate is used as a preservative and a component of several heavy industrial materials, including adhesives, paints, explosives and certain high-grade lubricants.
Sodium formate is used as a component in the preparation of Urine Maintenance Fluid.
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