Tradeasia International Pte. Ltd. always had a strong bond with basic industrial chemicals and its trading, but when it comes to Formic acid the strength of the bond reaches another level. We have a strong network with Asia Pacific, European Union and Middle East. We provide our customers not only quality product but also extended supply management service, product sourcing and price negotiating power.
Formic acid is the simplest carboxylic acid. It is also known as methanoic acid in the market. It is a naturally occurring substance, found due to forest emissions and in insects like bees and ants. In the market it is available as a colorless fuming liquid. Ants belong to the family of Formicidae, they spray it from their body onto the enemies whenever they are attacked. For many chemical reactions, it is an important intermediate. It is one of the vital ingredient for preparing industrial grade methanol...more
Properties of Formic acid:
Formic acid is soluble in water and is miscible in most polar organic solvents, but they are sparsely soluble in hydrocarbons. When it is in gas phase, they form dimers which in turn result in deviations from ideal gas law. Formic acids do not form acyl chlorides or acid anhydrides under normal conditions. It have the unique ability to react with alkenes in addition reactions, where they form esters. In presence of sulphuric or hydrofluoric acid, they do not form esters, rather, form a larger carboxylic acid.