Sodium formate (CAS 141-53-7)


Sodium formate (CAS 141-53-7)

Sodium formate, HCOONa, is the sodium salt of formic acid, HCOOH. It usually appears as a white deliquescent powder.

Sodium formate is used in several fabric dyeing and printing processes. It is also used as a buffering agent for strong mineral acids to increase their pH, as a food additive (E237), and as a de-icing agent.

In structural biology, sodium formate can be used as a cryoprotectant for X-ray diffraction experiments on protein crystals, which are typically conducted at a temperature of 100 K to reduce the effects of radiation damage.

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Industries: Cosmetic industry
CAS number: 141-53-7
WE number: 205-488-0
Chemical formula: CHNaO2
Molar mass: 68,01 g/mol
Customs tariff code: 291512003

Other physical properties
pH: 7,0-8,5 (50 g/l H2O w 20°C)
Melting / freezing point: 253°C
Relative density: 1,92 g/cm3 (20°C)
Solubility in water: 550 g/l

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