Agent Name

Calcium formate

CAS Number

544-17-2

Formula

C-H2-O2.1/2Ca

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Calcium diformate; Calcium formate (Ca(HCO2)2); Calcoform; Formic acid, calcium salt; Mravencan vapenaty [Czech]; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

White solid; Soluble in water; [Hawley] White powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a preservative for silage and food, a binder for fine ore briquettes, a component of drilling fluids and lubricants, and a concrete setting accelerator; Also used in chrome tanning and flue gas scrubbing; [HSDB]

Comments

An eye irritant; [ICSC] Oral LD50 (mouse) = 1920 mg/kg; intravenous LD50 (mouse) = 154 mg/kg; [HSDB] An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "Calcium."

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