White, slightly Hygroscopic crystals. Sodium formate is used as a neutral buffering agent. It is also used as a sequestering agent for trivalent metal ions, such as Chromium. Sodium formate is added to increase the fixation in chrome tanning baths.
Synonyms and Related Terms
- ThermoFisher: SDS
Physical and Chemical Properties
Soluble in water (pH=7) and glycerol. Slightly soluble in ethanol. Insoluble in ether.
|Melting Point||253 C|
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 68.0|
Resources and Citations
- G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 343
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
- Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
- Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia, Douglas M. Considine (ed.), Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1976
- The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 8765