Frequently Asked Questions about Calcium Formate
1. What is Calcium Formate?
Calcium formate, also known as E238 in the food industry, is the calcium salt of formic acid. It is a type of Industrial Chemical that is stable at room temperature but highly flammable.
2. What is Calcium Formate used for?
Calcium Formate 98 percent is a highly efficient chemical compound with numerous industrial applications. Its primary applications and strengths are as follows:
- Calcium formate 98 percent is used as a preservative in animal feed. It reduces the pH of the feed, which inhibits the growth of germs and extends the feed's shelf life.
- It inhibits the growth of bacteria and fungus.
- As it improves the penetration of chrome into the leather, it is used as a masking agent in chrome tanning of leather.
- Calcium formate is frequently used as a replacement for formic acid in the pickling process.
- It can also be used as a cement and grout additive. It gives the final product desired qualities.
- It aids in increasing hardness and reducing setting time.
- It keeps metal substrates from corroding in cement or grout
- It works wonders in preventing efflorescence.
- It works wonders in preventing efflorescence.
- In drywall, Calcium formate acts as a fire retardant.
- Its mixtures with urea are very effective defrosters. These reduces the corrosion of steel and cement surfaces.
3. What is the Chemical Formula of Calcium Formate?
The chemical formula of Calcium formate is Ca(HCOO)2 or C2H2CaO4.
4. Is Calcium Formate harmful to life?
Pure Calcium formate powder causes severe eye discomfort but no skin irritation. Inhaling powder might be hazardous. Liquids containing high Calcium formate concentrations induce serious gastrointestinal lesions when consumed.
5. Where is Calcium Formate found? What does Calcium Formate look like?
Calcium formate can be found in nature, most notably in bee and ant venom. In an aqueous solution, calcium formate is synthesised by reacting calcium hydroxide with formaldehyde in the presence of hydrogen peroxide or calcium peroxide with formaldehyde.
Calcium formate 98 percent appears as white to yellow crystals or crystalline powder.
6. What are the Hazardous effects of Calcium Formate?
When heated, calcium formate decomposes into combustible hydrogen and unpleasant gases (calcium oxalate, carbonate, and oxide) that can cause significant eye injury.
Furthermore, it reacts violently with strong oxidants.
7. What are precautionary measures necessary to be taken to handle Calcium Formate?
To minimize undesired outcomes, this substance must be stored and disposed of properly. When working with this chemical, it is important to follow safe industrial hygiene standards and to always wear personal protection equipment. Furthermore, while working in an atmosphere with Calcium formate dust, wearing a mask, gloves, and wearing a particulate filter respirator is recommended.
Precaution measures of Calcium formate
8. What will happen if Calcium Formate is heated?
When Calcium formate is heated to a high temperature, formaldehyde is formed. It's a colorless, pungent-smelling gas that's used to create building materials and a variety of household items.
9. Is Calcium Formate a soluble compound?
It is entirely soluble in water and slightly soluble in methanol, but it is insoluble in ethanol.
10. Where can I buy Calcium Formate?
At Camachem we have Calcium formate for sale. If you need large amounts of this chemical, it can be delivered in a variety of packaging. For more than a decade, Camachem has been transporting Calcium formate straight from China to the rest of the world.
Calcium formate Packaging
11. How much does Calcium Formate cost?
Because Calcium formate is a commodity product, its price is influenced by a variety of factors, including the cost of raw materials used in the manufacturing process. The cost estimate is $150 per tonne.
Calcium formate transport
12. What is the PH of Calcium Formate?
The pH of this compound ranges from 5 to 8.
13. Is Calcium Formate an electrolyte compound?
Calcium formate is an electrolytic compound that breaks down into its constituent ions in polar solvents.
14. Can Calcium Formate go down the drain?
Calcium formate, despite being biodegradable, should be kept away from drains, surfaces, and groundwater. This chemical and its container must be disposed of as hazardous waste according to the regulation.
15. What is the difference between Calcium Formate and Calcium carbonate?
These two substances have a lot in common, yet they also have a lot of differences. Calcium formate is the calcium salt of formic acid with the most industrial use, whereas calcium carbonate is the calcium salt with the most therapeutic applications.