ALTERNATIVES

Carboxylic acid, methanoic acid

CHARACTERISTICS

  • Colorless with a pungent smell present in the form of fuming liquid

SOLUBILITY

  • Soluble in alcohol, ether, and water
  • DENSITY: 1.2201
  • MELTING POINT: 8.3 DEGREE CELSIUS
  • BOILING POINT: 100.8 DEGREE CELSIUS
  • FLASH POINT: 69 DEGREE CELSIUS
  • REFRECTIVE INDEX: 1.3719
  • AUTOIGNITION TEMPERATURE: 600 DEGREE CELSIUS

EFFECTS

  • It is flammable and a strong reducing agent

GRADES

  • Technical, 85%, 90%, C- C and  C- P grades

PRECAUTION

  • It is harmful for skin and eyes. Use protective gloves and glasses when using it.

USES

  • It is used as a dying and finishing agent in textile industry, also used in leather treatments, fumigation preparation, insecticide, chemicals, refrigeration, silvering glass, perfume solvent, lacquers and electroplating, vinyl resin plasticizers, oxalic acid and cellulose format making.

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