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Formic Acid

Formic Acid is the simplest carboxylic acid.  Its chemical formula is HCOOH. It is an important intermediate in chemical synthesis and occurs naturally, most notably in ant venom. In-fact, its name comes from the Latin word for ant, formica, referring to its early isolation by the distillation of ant bodies. Esters, salts, and the anion derived from formic acid are referred to as formates.

Formic Acid is used as a preservative and antibacterial agent in livestock feed.  It is also used in the production on leather, including tanning, dyeing and finishing of textile, coagulant in the production of rubber.  Formic Acid is also used in place of mineral acids for various cleaning products. 

Formic Acid is used in drilling fluids to prevent corrosion of pipe, also used in completion fluids for high-pressure high-temperature (HPHT) drilling. 


We are pleased to offer Formic Acid 90% & 95% in the following quantities:

  • 55 Gallon Drum
  • IBC Tote

RESPIRATOR RECOMMENDATIONS

NIOSH/OSHA

Up to 30 ppm:
(APF = 10) Any supplied-air respirator*
(APF = 50) Any self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece

Emergency or planned entry into unknown concentrations or IDLH conditions:
(APF = 10,000) Any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode
(APF = 10,000) Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary self-contained positive-pressure breathing apparatus

Escape:
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister having an N100, R100, or P100 filter.
Click here for information on selection of N, R, or P filters.
Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus

Important additional information about respirator selection

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION

Colorless liquid with a pungent, penetrating odor. [Note: Often used in an aqueous solution.]
MOLECULAR WEIGHT
46.0
BOILING POINT
224°F (90% solution)
FREEZING POINT
20°F (90% solution)
SOLUBILITY
Miscible
VAPOR PRESSURE
35 mmHg
IONIZATION POTENTIAL
11.05 eV
SPECIFIC GRAVITY
1.22 (90% solution)
FLASH POINT
(oc) 122°F (90% solution)
UPPER EXPLOSIVE LIMIT
57% (90% solution)
LOWER EXPLOSIVE LIMIT
18% (90% solution)
 
 
Class II Combustible Liquid: Fl.P. at or above 100°F and below 140°F. (90% solution)
INCOMPATIBILITIES & REACTIVITIES
Strong oxidizers, strong caustics, concentrated sulfuric acid [Note: Corrosive to metals.]
EXPOSURE ROUTES
inhalation, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact