Formic Acid, 88%, Reagent, ACS
Molecular Formula: CH2O2
CAS Number: 64-18-6
Molecular Weight: 46.03
Formic Acid, 88 Percent, Reagent, ACS, occurs naturally in ant venom. One of its biggest uses is as a preservative agent in livestock feed. It is equally used in the production of leather goods. In the lab it is used as a source of formyl or hydride ion. Formic Acid is a carboxylic acid used in the reduction of aldehydes to alcohols. Its reagent grade means this is the highest quality commercially available for this chemical and that the American Chemical Society has not officially set any specifications for this material.
Synonyms: Aminic Acid; Methonic Acid