formate, HCOONa, is the sodium salt of formic acid, HCOOH.
- It usually
appears as a white deliquescent powder.
formate can be prepared in the laboratory by neutralizing formic acid with
can also be obtained by reacting chloroform with an alcoholic solution of
Commercially sodium formate is produced by absorbing carbon monoxide under
pressure in solid sodium hydroxide at 160 °C.
Secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources finds that the wintertime
application of salt and sand to highways throughout Vermont and
application of urea/sodium formate to runway areas at the Rutland State
winter runway maintenance involving use of sodium formate for the period
will conform to current standards of approximately 1 ton applied over 4
miles of runway surface.
formate is used in several fabric dying and printing processes.
- It is also
used as a buffering agent for strong mineral acids to increase their pH.
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