● Sodium formate is one of the simplest organic carboxylates, slightly deliquescent and hygroscopic.
● Appearance: Sodium formate is white crystal or powder with a slight formic acid odor.
● Chemical formula: HCOONa
● CAS Number: 141-53-7
● Solubility: Sodium formate is easily soluble in about 1.3 parts of water and glycerol, slightly soluble in ethanol and octanol, and insoluble in ether. Its aqueous solution is alkaline.
● Sodium formate is mainly used in the production of formic acid, oxalic acid and hydrosulfite, etc. It is used as catalyst and stabilizer in the leather industry, and as a reducing agent in the printing and dyeing industry.