Sodium Formate, ACS Grade
- MW:68.01 Da
- Appearance:White crystalline powder
Description & Applications
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. Formic acid can be extracted from sodium formate, and it also plays a role in the production of oxalic acid. It is used in the textiles industry to fix reactive dyes.
|Handling||Use only in area provided with appropriate exhaust ventilation. Keep away from heat and source of ignition. Empty containers pose a fire risk, evaporate residue under fume hood. Ground all equipment containing material. Do not breathe dust.|