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Sodium formate

Sodium formate

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Off-white granular powder
•    Product ID : FO13
•    Purity : 99-100%
•    CAS : 141-53-7
•    Molecular formula : NaOOCH
•    Molecular mass : 68.01g/mol
•    Mp : decomposes around 348-352°C


Sodium formate is a white deliquescent powder with a molecular weight of 68.01 g/mol. Sodium formate melts at 245°C and is soluble in water (972 g/L at 20 °C) and slightly soluble in alcohol. Sodium formate is an environmentally safer alternative to chloride, sulfate, nitrate, and phosphate brines.
This non-corrosive, biodegradable salt has many prominent uses including
·        Enzyme stabilization in detergents
·        Reducing agent
·        Rheology control additive
·        Noble metal precipitant (complexing agent)
·        Electroplating additive
·        Photographic bath additive
·        Buffering agent for strong mineral acids
·        Printing and dyeing additive (enhances brightness and vivid colors)
·        Leather tanning additive
·        Airport running agent (melts ice faster than urea and is effective at low temperatures)


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