17843 Fluka

Ammonium formate

for HPLC, ≥99.0%

Synonym: Formic acid ammonium salt

  • CAS Number 540-69-2

  • Linear Formula HCO2NH4

  • Molecular Weight 63.06

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 3625095

  •  EC Number 208-753-9

  •  MDL number MFCD00013103

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24850743

  •  eCl@ss 39021903

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Related Categories Analytical Reagents, Analytical/Chromatography, Buffers & Reagents, Chromatography Reagents & Solvents, HPLC,
grade   for HPLC
assay   ≥99.0% (dried material, NT)
impurities   ≤2% water
pH   5.5-7.5 (20 °C, 10% in H2O)
mp   119-121 °C(lit.)
solubility   H2O: soluble0.1 g/mL at 25 °C, clear, colorless
density   1.26 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
λ   10 % in H2O
UV absorption   λ: 250 nm Amax: 0.05
  λ: 260 nm Amax: 0.04
  λ: 270 nm Amax: 0.03
  λ: 280 nm Amax: 0.02
  λ: 500 nm Amax: 0.02
suitability   corresponds for filter test
  corresponds to standard for RP gradient test


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Ammonium formate was used as buffer solution during LC-MS/MS analysis for screening of drugs and exogenous compounds. It may be used as a catalytic hydrogen transfer agent in reduction of aliphatic and aromatic nitro compounds.

General description

Ammonium formate is a ammonium salt of formic acid. It is readily available, is stable and nontoxic in nature, can be used in conjugation with Pd-C or Raney-Nickel catalysts.

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