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Calcium Formate

Calcium Formate

Calcium Formate is the calcium salt of formic acid. Calcium formate is formed as a co-product during trimethylolpropane production, it can also be made from calcium hydroxide and carbon monoxide at high pressure and temperature or from calcium chloride and formic acid.

Chemical Formula:

Ca(HCO2)2

CAS Number:

544-17-2

Synonyms:

Formic acid, calcium salt

Characteristics

Molar Weight

130.113 g/mol

Melting Point

decomposes at 300°C

Boiling Point

Solubility

highly soluble in water

Density

2.02 g/cm³

Forms

white, crystalline powder

Odor

odorless

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