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Potassium Formate


Synonyms: Formic acid, potassium salt
CAS No.: 590-29-4
EC No.: 209-677-9
Molecular Weight: 84.12
Molecular Formula: CHKO2
Structural Formula: Potassium Formate Formula
m.p.: 156-158 deg C


Potassium Formate may be prepared by reacting a potassium-containing base such as potassium hydroxide or potassium carbonate with formic acid: HCOOH + KOH → HCOOK + H2O


As a substitue to calcium (Magnesium) chloride, potassium formate may be applied as deicer and snow-melting agent in runways of airport and other environmentally sensitive area due to its properties of being less aggressive on soils and much less corrosive to cement and underground foundry iron pipe.


Items Specification
purity 96% min. (typical98%)
Moisture 0.5% max.
K2CO3 1.0% min.
KCl 0.5% max.
KOH 0.5% max.
appearance white irregular granules

Standard Packaging

50lbs (22.7 kgs)/plastic woven bag, 2000lbs/supersack

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Risks and Safety Information

Potassium formate is not regulated by UN as hazard
For more information, please see MSDS

No hazard

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