formic acid

  1. a colorless pungent fuming vesicatory liquid acid HCOOH found naturally in ants and many plants or made catalytically from carbon monoxide and steam; used in finishing textiles and paper and in the manufacture of insecticides and fumigants
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  • The ERC process, 'the Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide', combines captured carbon dioxide with water to produce high value materials, such as formic acid and formate salts, which are conventionally obtained from the thermochemical processing of Fossil Fuels. EarthToys Alternative Energy News
  • Formic acid is prepared commercially by heating carbon monoxide and sodium hydroxide to form sodium formate.
  • In field tests, the formic acid gel killed up to 84% of varroa mites and 100% of tracheal mites, another bee pest.
  • The flue gas is passed through an aqueous limestone slurry containing formic acid.
  • The California Highway Patrol indicates that the tanker was carrying a corrosive material known as formic acid. CNN Transcript Jan 27, 2006
  • In addition, formic acid is an active ingredient in commercial cleaning products, such as descalers, rust removers, and degreasers.
  • The miscibility of CS blends in formic acid was characterized by solubility parameter, dilute solution viscometry, refractive index and glass transition temperature, FT-IR etc.
  • Which weak acid is the second simplest carboxylic acid, after formic acid? Times, Sunday Times
  • As to the chemicals found on the farm, Washington testified that eight of them could have been used to manufacture MDA: isosafrole, formamide, formic acid, sulfuric acid, hydrochloric acid, hydrogen peroxide, toluidine, acetone, and methanol. The Courts, DEA and Drugs by RBrennan
  • Some ants eject formic acid when irritated.
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