What Is Formic Acid?

The simplest carboxylic acid is formic acid (also known as methanoic acid). Its chemical formula is H2CO2. It's a crucial step in chemical synthesis that may be found in nature, most notably in ants. Formates are esters, salts, and the anion generated from formic acid. Methanol is used to make formic acid in the industry.

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Formic Acid

Chemical and Physical Properties of Formic Acid

Chemical formula


Molar mass

46.025 g·mol−1


Colorless fuming liquid


Pungent, penetrating


1.220 g/mL

Melting point

8.4 °C (47.1 °F; 281.5 K)

Boiling point

100.8 °C (213.4 °F; 373.9 K)

Solubility in water



Miscible/Mixable with ether, acetone, ethyl acetate, glycerol, methanol, ethanol

Formic Acid Uses

In its simplest form, formic acid has just one carbon. It is an organic synthetic reagent that occurs naturally in bee and ant venoms. It is mainly used as animal feed preservative and antibacterial agent. Its other uses are:

  • Formic acid is widely used in animal feed as a preservative and antimicrobial.
  • Formic acid is also utilized in cleaning goods like limescale remover and toilet bowl cleaners. Some formate esters are fragrances.
  • The tracheal mites (Acarapis woodi), Varroa destructor, and Varroa Jacobson mites are controlled by formic acid.
  • Warts may be effectively treated with formic acid.
  • Formic acid is a fuel cell (it can be used directly in formic acid fuel cells and indirectly in hydrogen fuel cells).
  • Microbes may manufacture isobutanol from CO2 utilizing formic acid as an intermediate.
  • Due to its propensity to remove oxide layers, formic acid gas may be blasted at an oxide surface to promote solder wettability.
  • Formic acid is often employed in reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) to separate hydrophobic macromolecules, including peptides, proteins, and more complicated structures like whole viruses.

Is Formic Acid Safe?

After lengthy storage, formic acid (85% 90% 94% 99%) decomposes to carbon monoxide and water. Eventually, the gas can build up to a point where it may explode and cause injury. Formic acid causes eye and nose irritation, sore throat, cough, chest tightness, headache, and disorientation. It may induce wheezing and shortness of breath. Formic acid may cause discomfort, burns, and ulcers.

How Is Formic Acid Made?

Formic acid was discovered in ants and was given the name Formica, which means "ant" in Latin. Sulfuric acid reacts with sodium formate, which is formed from carbon monoxide and sodium hydroxide, to make it.

Where To Buy Formic Acid in Bulk?

Small amounts of Formic Acid may be available in your region. When purchasing significant quantities of Formic Acid, however, it is advisable to purchase directly from the makers. They may give certifications and cost reductions superior to purchasing the chemical in small amounts locally or via a distributor.

If you need large amounts of this chemical, you may purchase Formic Acid (85% 90% 94% 99%) in bulk on our website or contact us for further details.

Which Countries Manufacture Formic Acid in Bulk?

The consumption of Formic Acid (85% 90% 94% 99%) has increased dramatically across the world, especially in developing countries. Therefore, its huge demand has led to a surge in companies that produce it. The main countries producing Formic Acid are:

  • China
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Australia
  • Taiwan
  • India

How Is Formic Acid Exported?

Formic Acid is shipped in:

  • Plastic drum 25kg/drum capacity
  • Plastic drum 35kg/bag capacity
  • Plastic drum 250kg/drum capacity
  • IBC drum 1200kg/drum capacity
  • IBC drum 25000kg/drum capacity
  • It is possible to arrange for an appropriate package term based on the amount of the buyer's order or other particular requirements.

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Packaging of Formic Acid

What Is the Latest Formic Acid Price?

Because Formic Acid is a commodity, its price fluctuates based on the cost of raw ingredients, transportation, and other industrial inputs like labor and taxes. Please contact us for the most up-to-date Formic Acid (85% 90% 94% 99%) prices, and we will send you a quote that includes delivery to your country.

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Formic Acid Cost

Where To Buy Formic Acid?

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