Ammonium formate

BioUltra, ≥99.0% (calc. based on dry substance, NT)

Formic acid ammonium salt
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≥99.0% (calc. based on dry substance, NT)


insoluble matter, passes filter test
≤2% water

ign. residue (900 °C)

≤0.1% (as SO4)


5.5-7.5 (25 °C, 1 M in H2O)


119-121 °C (lit.)


H2O: 1 M at 20 °C, clear, colorless


1.26 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

anion traces

chloride (Cl-): ≤50 mg/kg
sulfate (SO42-): ≤50 mg/kg

cation traces

Al: ≤5 mg/kg
As: ≤0.1 mg/kg
Ba: ≤5 mg/kg
Bi: ≤5 mg/kg
Ca: ≤10 mg/kg
Cd: ≤5 mg/kg
Co: ≤5 mg/kg
Cr: ≤5 mg/kg
Cu: ≤5 mg/kg
Fe: ≤5 mg/kg
K: ≤50 mg/kg
Li: ≤5 mg/kg
Mg: ≤5 mg/kg
Mn: ≤5 mg/kg
Mo: ≤5 mg/kg
Na: ≤50 mg/kg
Ni: ≤5 mg/kg
Pb: ≤5 mg/kg
Sr: ≤5 mg/kg
Zn: ≤5 mg/kg


1 M in H2O

UV absorption

λ: 260 nm Amax: ≤0.01
λ: 280 nm Amax: ≤0.01

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Ammonium formate can be used to study biological buffers. Ammonium formate has been used in a study to develop an ultrasensitive and selective high performance liquid chromatographic method for one of volatile signaling phytohormones, jasmonic acid (JA). Ammonium formate has also been used in a study to develop and validate a direct injection liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-tandem mass spectrometric method (LC-ESI-MS/MS) for the rapid and simple determination of 13 phenylalkylamine derivatives.

Other Notes

Buffer component in the separation and purification of glycosaminoglycans from complex systems by affinity chromatography with Polybrene.


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Hazard Statements

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


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Not applicable

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