Also Known As Methanoic Acid
About Formic Acid
Formic Acid is the simplest carboxylic acid, containing only one carbon. It is a colorless liquid with a pungent aroma. It is about 10 times stronger than Acetic Acid. In nature, it is found in the secretions of certain ants and bees as a defense mechanism, although industrially it is produced from Methanol.
Since it is miscible with water and most organic solvents, it is commonly used as a pH modifier in liquid chromatography solvent systems. However, the most widespread use of this compound is in the agricultural industry, as a preservative and antimicrobial agent in livestock feed, or to optimize fermentation conditions in silage. It is also an important intermediate or byproduct in chemical synthesis.
Formic Acid Offerings at Lab Alley
- Formic Acid 88% Solution, ACS Grade
- Formic Acid 90% Solution, Lab Grade
- Formic Acid 99% LC/MS Grade
- Formic Acid 2% Solution
Common Uses and Applications
- Fuel cells
- pH modifier in chromatography
- Cleaning products
- Agricultural Industry
- Research Laboratories
- Textile Lndustry