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Formic Acid 85% (China Origin)

Formic Acid 85% (China Origin)
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Country Origin : China Appearence : Clear, Colorless Liquid
CAS No. : 64-18-6 H.S. Code : 2915.11.00
Formula : HCOOH Common Names : Methanoic Acid
IUPAC Name : Formic Acid
Packaging : 97 @ 200 kg Galvanized Drum
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Brief Overview

 

Formic acid is the smallest of all the carboxylic acids and has a formula of HCOOH. It has a pungent and penetrating odor at room temperature. It is also miscible with water and most polar organic solvents but immiscible in non-polar solvents.

 

Formic acid can be found in the venom of ants. Its undergo series of organic reactions to form other relevant organic compounds, such as reaction with alcohol to form esters, reduction to form aldehydes, decomposition to form carbon dioxide and water, and reaction with sulfuric acid to yield carbon monoxide.

 

 

Manufacturing process

 

Hydrolysis of Methyl Formate

Formic acid can be manufactured by the reaction of methanol and carbon monoxide, in the presence of a strong base such as sodium methoxide. Methyl formate formed is then hydrolyzed to yield formic acid and regenerate methanol. With the regeneration of methanol, only a catalytic amount of methanol is required for the whole manufacturing process.

 

By-Product of Acetic Acid Production

Formic acid is also a by-product from the manufacturing of acetic acid. When acetic acid is manufactured via the acetaldehyde oxidation method, butane is oxidized and ethylene is hydrated via Wacker  process to obtain acetaldehyde. Further oxidation of acetaldehyde yields acetic acid, with a significant amount of formic acid as the by-product.

 

Hydrogenation

Formic acid can also be formed from the hydrogenation of carbon dioxide or heating oxalic acid in glycerol catalyst and extraction by steam distillation. Alternatively, oxidation of biomass such as sugars, wood and waste paper can yield formic acid and carbon dioxide.



Textile Industry

 

Formic acid is used as a bleaching and dyeing agent in textile industry, setting and retaining colors in fibers. Due to its acidic nature, it is also used as a neutralizing agent and pH adjuster in textile processing and finishing of textile, as effective and accurate pH control is required throughout the whole process of dyeing, processing, and finishing.