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Alfa Aesar™ Formic acid, 85%


Quantity 2500g

Manufacturer: alfa aesar™  L17434-0E

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Catalog No. AAL174340E

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Description & Specifications

Chemical Identifiers

Melting Point 7° to 9°C
Boiling Point 100° to 101°C
Quantity 2500g
Flash Point 50°C (156°F)
Chemical Name or Material Formic acid
CAS 64-18-6
Assay 85%
Molecular Formula CH2O2
Linear Formula HCOOH
Formula Weight 46.03g/mol
MDL Number MFCD00003297
UN Number UN1779
Beilstein 1209246
Merck Index 14,4241
Health Hazard 1 Danger
Health Hazard 2 GHS H Statement
H331-H314-H318-H226-H302
Toxic if inhaled.
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Causes serious eye damage.
Flammable liquid and vapor.
Harmful if swallowed.
Health Hazard 3 GHS P Statement
P210-P260-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking.
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
DOT Information Transport Hazard Class: 8; Packing Group: II; Proper Shipping Name: FORMIC ACID
RTECS Number LQ4900000
TSCA TSCA

Specifications

Chemical Name or Material Formic acid
CAS 64-18-6
Molecular Formula CH2O2
Linear Formula HCOOH
Formula Weight 46.03g/mol
MDL Number MFCD00003297
UN Number UN1779
Beilstein 1209246
Merck Index 14,4241

Applications
Formic acid is principally used as a preservative antibacterial agent in livestock feed, in dying textiles, tanning leather and electroplating. In the poultry industry, it is sometimes added with feed to kill E. coli bacteria. It acts as a reducing agent for the catalytic reduction of nitrate in water.

Solubility
Miscible with water, ether, acetone, ethyl acetate, glycerol, methanol and ethanol. Partially miscible with benzene, toluene and xylene.

Notes
Hygroscopic. Store closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Containers which are opened must be carefully resealed and kept upright to prevent leakage.

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Danger

GHS P Statement
P210-P260-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking.
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

GHS H Statement
H331-H314-H318-H226-H302
Toxic if inhaled.
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Causes serious eye damage.
Flammable liquid and vapor.
Harmful if swallowed.