• June 21, 2024

Formic Acid

Formic acid (systematically called methanoic acid) is the simplest carboxylic acid. Its chemical formula is HCOOH or HCO2H. It is an important intermediate in chemical synthesis and occurs naturally Formic acid is a colorless liquid having a highly pungent, penetrating odor at room temperature. It ismiscible with water and most polar organic solvents, and is somewhat soluble in hydrocarbons.


1.Coagulant for obtaining rubber from latex.
2.For regulation of pH in leather dyeing and in various leather processing operations. Souring, Retaining, Acidification, Neutralization, Post dyeing operations, Deliming, Pickling of pelt, Fixing of dyes, Dye levelling.
3.Raw material for production of P-Amino Salicylic Acid, Theophyline,Metronidazole, Vitamin B-1, Antibiotics-Acriflavin.
4.Pentaerythritol as raw material.
5.Dyeing, Alkali Binding Agent in Azoic Dyes, Printing, Dye fixing agent for Sulphur black dyes.
6.Formulation of Electroplating, Baths and nickel plating, pickling of steel,carpet industry, Active ingredient in paint stripper, Intermediates for plant protection agents, PVC plasticizers, Antioxidants for rubber.

Industries Served

Textiles, Rubber, Pharmaceuticals, Leather, Dyes and Chemicals.


Formic Acid


1Purity as (HCOOH)% min.85
2Sulphates (as SO4) % max0.003
3Chlorides (as Cl) % max0.003
4Non volatile matter % max.0.008

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