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Formic Acid

95% Concentration in Water by Weight

By Duda Energy

Chemical Formula: HCOOH or HCO2H

95% Concentration, 5% water

Formic acid is an important intermediate in chemical synthesis and occurs naturally, most notably in ant venom. It's name comes from the Latin word for ant, formica, referring to its early isolation by the distillation of ant bodies. Esters, salts and the anions derived from formic acid are referred to as formates.

Formic acid is a colorless liquid having a very pungent penetrating odor at room temperature. It is miscible with water and is of the most polar organic solvents and is somewhat soluable in hydrocarbons.

A major use of formic acid is as a preservative and antibacterial agent in livestock feed. It is used in Europe with silage (and fresh hay) to promote the fermentation of lactic acid and to suppress the formation of butyric acid.

Formic acid is also significantly used in the production of leather, including tanning and dyeing and finishing of textile because of its acidic nature.

Formic acid is also used in place of minerals acids for various cleaning products, such as limescale remover and toilet bowl cleaner. Beekeepers use formic acid as a miticide against the tracheal mite and the varroa mite.


HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL: This item may not be compatible with other hazardous materials. Please view the compatibility chart if you plan to order multiple, hazardous items together. If you need two chemicals which are not compatible, please order them separately, as they cannot be shipped in the same box.

Hazardous chemicals can only be shipped to the 48 US states. They also cannot be shipped to an APO. Hazardous chemicals may only be shipped via fedex ground.

This product ships as a consumer commodity ORM-D. There are no extra fees to ship this item.

This product is made in the USA.


5 gallon pail of formic acid
(Freight Only) Bucket of Formic Acid, 5 Gallons
• 95% Concentration - 5 Gallons
• Cover includes pouring spout
• Local Pickup Only or Minimum purchase of 5+ hazmat items to ship on a pallet (May mix and match with other products)
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