Calcium Formate
Title: Calcium Formate
CAS Registry Number: 544-17-2
Molecular Formula: C2H2CaO4
Molecular Weight: 130.11
Percent Composition: C 18.46%, H 1.55%, Ca 30.80%, O 49.19%
Line Formula: Ca(HCOO)2
Literature References: Prepn from Ca(OH)2 and CO at high temp and pressure: Enderli, US 1920851; US 1995607 (1933, 1935 to Rudulf Koepp); Erasmus, Hamby, US 2913318 (1959 to Union Carbide); from CaCl2 and formic acid: Funk, Romer, Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 239, 288 (1938).
Properties: Orthorhombic crystals or cryst powder. Slight acetic acid-like odor. d 2.02. Sol in water, practically insol in alc.
Density: d 2.02
Use: Preservative for food, silage; as binder for fine-ore briquets; in drilling fluids and lubricants.

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