FORMIC ACID 85% Extra Pure



Methanoic Acid; Hydrogen Carboxylic Acid; Formylic Acid

Article No. 00151 Grade Extra Pure
Purity 85% CAS No. 64-18-6
Molecular Formula CH2O2 Molecular Weight 46.03
H.S. Code 2915.1100 Shelf Life 60 Months

Physical Properties

Physical state at 20 °C Liquid Colour Clear Colorless
Odour Pungent pH value 2.2
Melting point/ Freezing point [°C] 8.2 – 8.4 °C Auto-ignition temperature [°C] 601°C
Flash point [°C] 48 °C Boiling point [°C] 100 – 101 °C
Initial boiling point [°C] 100°C Final boiling point [°C] 101 °C
Vapour pressure [20°C] 42 hPa at 20 °C Vapour density 1.59
Density [g/cm3] 1.22 Solubility in water [% weight] Infinitely soluble
Partition coefficient Log Pow octanol / water at 20°C 0.54 Explosion limits – upper [%] 57%
Explosion limits -lower [%] 18%


Appearance A clear colorless liquid with pungent odor
Assay (alkalimetric) Min 85%
Non-volatile matter Max 0.04%
Chloride (Cl) Max 0.02%
Sulphate (SO4) Max 0.01%
Heavy metals and iron Max 0.003%
Weight/ mL at 20°C About 1.200 g


500 ml 00500
25 Liters 0025K
200 Liters 0200K
1000 ml 01000

Safety Information

Symbol: GHS02, GHS05
Signal Word: Danger
UN No.: 1779
IMCO Class No.: 8,3
Packing Group: II
Hazardous Statement: H226-H314
Precaution Statement: P280-P305 + P351 + P338-P310


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