E236 - Formic acid

Formic acid, systematically named methanoic acid, is the simplest carboxylic acid. The chemical formula is HCOOH or HCO2H. It is an important intermediate in chemical synthesis and occurs naturally, most notably in some ants. The word "formic" comes from the Latin word for ant, formica, referring to its early isolation by the distillation of ant bodies. Esters, salts, and the anion derived from formic acid are called formates. Industrially formic acid is produced from methanol. - Wikipedia

Names: Acide formique, Acide méthanoïque, Acide hydrogène carboxylique, EPA Pesticide Chemical Code 214900, CAS 64-18-6

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