Formic acid [64-18-6]
Formic acid due to its fungicidal properties often used as a component of fungicidal and acidifying preparations. They often appear in combination with other acids or applied to a carrier. It is widely used in organic synthesis. In beekeeping, it is used to treat Varroa destructor mites. Formic acid is also used as a preservative and strong fungicidal properties, at high concentrations and pH ranges in its range of action also includes bacteria. As a food additive, it has the designation E236.
Physical state at 20C: liquid
Aroma: sharp, penetrating
pH: strongly acidic
Melting point: – 8.4C
Boiling point: 100.7C
Flash point: 69C
Auto-ignition temperature: 434C
– lower: 18% vol.
– upper: 57% vol.
Stoichiometric concentration: 29.58% vol.
Density at 20C: 1.19-1.22 g / cm3
Vapor density against air: 1.6
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