WC Code: 06-009

Formic Acid

Wintersun code: 06-009
CAS Number: 64-18-6
Molecular Formula: HCOOH
Molecular Weight: 46.03

Physical And Chemical Properties

Physical State: Colorless liquid with a pungent odor
Melting Point: 8.3 °C
Boiling Point: 100.7 °C
Specific Gravity: 1.21
Solubility in Water: Miscible
Vapor Density: 1.6
NFPA Ratings: Health: 2; Flammability: 2; Reactivity: 1
Flash Point: 69 °C
Stability: Stable under ordinary conditions

Applications

It is used for decalcifier; reducer in dyeing for wool fast colours; dehairing and plumping hides; tanning; electroplating; coagulating rubber latex; silage and grain preservation; additive in regenerating old rubber; solvents of perfume; lacquers; alkylating agent for alcohols; carboxylating agent for tertiary compounds. It is also used as an intermediate for the production of a wide variety of products in the chemicals and pharmaceutical industries.

Sales Specification

Appearance: Clear
Water: 10%
Formic: 90%
Color: 6PT-CO

Typical Values

Acetic Acid: <=500ppm
Sulphate: <=1ppm
Chloride: <=1ppm
Iron: <=1ppm
Other Heavy Metals: <=1ppm
Residue on Evaporation: <=20ppm

Packing

In 5gl (55.12lb) Pail
In 55 gl (551.15lb) Drum

Transportation

Proper Shipping Name: Formic Acid
UN No.: 1779
Hazard Class: 8
Packing Group: II

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