Sodium Formate

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CAS Number: 141-53-7,

Molecular Weight: 68.02,

Chemical Formula: CHO2Na,

EINECS EC Number: 205-488- 0,

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Sodium formate, HCOONa, is the sodium salt of formic acid, HCOOH. It usually appears as a white deliquescent powder. It has an Enumber of E237. Sodium formate is used in several fabric dyeing and printing processes. It is also used as a buffering agent for strong mineral acids to increase their pH, as a food additive (E237), and as a de-icing agent.

Specifications of Sodium Formate:

Description: White crystalline powder
Arsenic: maximum 1 ppm
Lead: maximum 1 ppm
Copper & Zinc: maximum 0.005%
pH ( 5% solution): 7 to 8
Clarity of 5%  solution: Clear solution
Loss on drying at 105C for 2 hours: maximum 1%
Assay on dry basis: Minimum 98%.

Sodium Formate Analytical Reagent Grade

HCOONa --- Formula Wt 68.01 --- CAS Number 141-53-7
Assay: 99.0% HCOONa

Insoluble matter: 0.005%
Chloride (Cl): 0.001%
Sulfate (SO4): 0.001%
Calcium (Ca): 0.005%
Iron (Fe): 5 ppm
Heavy metals (as Pb): 5 ppm.