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399388 Sigma-Aldrich

Formic acid

Green Alternative

ACS reagent, 88-91%

  • CAS Number 64-18-6

  • Linear Formula HCOOH

  • Molecular Weight 46.03

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 1209246

  •  EC Number 200-579-1

  •  MDL number MFCD00003297

  •  PubChem Substance ID 329755919

  •  NACRES NA.21

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Properties

Related Categories 12 Principles Aligned Products, ACS Grade Acids & Bases, Acids, Acids & Bases, Analytical Reagents,
Quality Level   PREMIUM
grade   ACS reagent
vapor density   1.6 (vs air)
vapor pressure   44.8 mmHg ( 20 °C)
InChI Key   BDAGIHXWWSANSR-UHFFFAOYSA-N
assay   88-91%
autoignition temp.   1004 °F
expl. lim.   57 %
greener alternative product characteristics   Catalysis
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dilution test   passes test
impurities   ≤0.4% Acetic acid
evapn. residue   ≤0.002%
color   APHA: ≤15
refractive index   n20/D 1.370 (lit.)
bp   100-101 °C (lit.)
mp   8.2-8.4 °C (lit.)
solubility   water: miscible
density   1.22 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)
anion traces   chloride (Cl-): ≤0.001%
  sulfate (SO42-): ≤0.002%
  sulfite (SO32-): passes test
cation traces   Fe: ≤5 ppm
  NH4+: ≤0.005%
  heavy metals (as Pb): ≤5 ppm
storage temp.   room temp

Description

General description

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Application

Reductant used in iron-catalyzed, greener reduction of aldehydes to alcohols .

Fast and selective iron-catalyzed transfer hydrogenations of aldehydes

Packaging

100 mL in glass bottle

100, 4×100, 500 mL in poly bottle

2.5, 4×2.5 L in poly bottle

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
Supplemental Hazard Statements 
Corrosive to the respiratory tract.
RIDADR 
UN 1779 3(8) / PGII
WGK Germany 
3
RTECS 
LQ4900000
Flash Point(F) 
118.4 °F
Flash Point(C) 
48 °C

Documents

Certificate of Analysis (COA)

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Certificate of Origin (COO)

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