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Name Sodium formate
CAS 141-53-7
EINECS(EC#) 205-488-0
Molecular Formula CHNaO2
MDL Number MFCD00013101
Molecular Weight 68.01
MOL File 141-53-7.mol

Chemical Properties

Appearance white crystals
Melting point  259-262 °C (lit.)
Boiling point  360 °C
density  1.16 g/mL at 20 °C
storage temp.  2-8°C
solubility  H2O: 8 M at 20 °C, clear, colorless
form  Crystalline Powder
Specific Gravity 1.92
color  White to off-white
Stability: Stable. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, strong acids. Protect from moisture.
Odor Slight formic acid odour
PH Range 7 - 8.5
PH 7.0-8.5 (50g/l, H2O, 20℃)
Water Solubility  Soluble
Sensitive  Hygroscopic
Hydrolytic Sensitivity 0: forms stable aqueous solutions
λmax λ: 260 nm Amax: 0.02
λ: 280 nm Amax: 0.01
Merck  14,8621
BRN  3595134
CAS DataBase Reference 141-53-7(CAS DataBase Reference)
NIST Chemistry Reference Sodium methanoate(141-53-7)
EPA Substance Registry System 141-53-7(EPA Substance)

Safety Data

Hazard Codes  Xi
Risk Statements 

R36/37/38:Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin .

Safety Statements 

S26:In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice .
S37/39:Wear suitable gloves and eye/face protection .
S36:Wear suitable protective clothing .

WGK Germany  1
RTECS  LR0350000
HS Code  29151200
Safety Profile

Moderately toxic by ingestion, intravenous, and subcutaneous routes. Combustible when exposed to heat or flame. When heated to decomposition it emits toxic fumes of NazO. See also FORMIC ACID.

Hazardous Substances Data 141-53-7(Hazardous Substances Data)

LD50 orally in Rabbit: > 3000 mg/kg

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