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156264 Sigma-Aldrich

Ammonium formate

reagent grade, 97%

Synonym: Formic acid ammonium salt

  • CAS Number 540-69-2

  • Linear Formula HCO2NH4

  • Molecular Weight 63.06

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 3625095

  •  EC Number 208-753-9

  •  MDL number MFCD00013103

  •  eCl@ss 39021903

  •  PubChem Substance ID 329750948

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Properties

Related Categories Ammonium Salts, Essential Chemicals, Research Essentials, Salts
grade   reagent grade
InChI Key   VZTDIZULWFCMLS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
assay   97%
mp   119-121 °C (lit.)
density   1.26 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

Description

General description

Ammonium formate is an ammonium salt of formic acid. It is a cheap and promising N-formylating agent for various amines (secondary and aniline). Its anhydrous form may be employed as a catalyst for the synthesis of various amino derivatives from aliphatic and aromatic compounds.
Ammonium formate can be used as a source to produce ammonia. It can also be used in the reductive alkylation of amines.

Application

Ammonium formate may be employed in the following studies:
• Deprotection of N-benzyl derivatives of amino acids and amines to afford free amino acids and amines.
• Conversion of α, β-unsaturated nitroalkenes to the corresponding oximes.
• Preparation of nitriles.

Packaging

1, 2.5 kg in poly bottle

100, 500 g in poly bottle

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
1
RTECS 
BQ6650000

Documents

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
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References

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