Alfa Aesar™ Ammonium formate, 97%, water <3%


Overview
Brand: Alfa Aesar™

Manufacturer Part Number: A10699.30

UNSPSC: 12352114

Code: NEW

Additional Details:
Additional Details: CAS Number: 540-69-2 Weight: 0.01000kg


Quantity 250g

Product Code. 11453464

Quantity Price
1 £ 8.8 / 250g
Estimated Shipment date
from Supplier 12-05-2017
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Description and Specification

Chemical Identifiers

Chemical Name or Material Ammonium formate
CAS 540-69-2
Name Note Water <3%
Molecular Formula CH5NO2
Linear Formula HCO2NH4
Formula Weight 63.06
MDL Number MFCD00013103
Beilstein 3625095
Merck Index 14,523
Synonym Formic acid ammonium salt

Specification

Formula Weight 63.06
Health Hazard 3 GHS P Statement
P261-P280-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P405-P501a
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do.
Continue rinsing.
IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
Quantity 250g
Linear Formula HCO2NH4
Molecular Formula CH5NO2
Assay 97%
Health Hazard 2 GHS H Statement
H315-H319-H335
Causes skin irritation.
Causes serious eye irritation.
May cause respiratory irritation.
Odor Ammonia-like
Synonym Formic acid ammonium salt
MDL Number MFCD00013103
Name Note Water <3%
RTECS Number BQ6650000
Chemical Name or Material Ammonium formate
TSCA TSCA
Melting Point ≈116°C
Beilstein 3625095
Health Hazard 1 Warning
CAS 540-69-2
Merck Index 14,523

Applications
Ammonium formate is widely used in various organic reactions like Leuckart reaction which involves the reductive amination of aldehydes and ketones. It serves as a buffer in high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC/MS). It finds application in palladium on carbon (Pd/C) reduction of functional groups. For example, reduction of alkenes to alkanes and formaldehyde to methanol. It is also used to prepare formic acid insitu as well as used to store formic acid by making it as an ammonium salt.

Solubility
Soluble in water, liquid ammonia and alcohol.

Notes
Hygroscopic. Incompatible with strong acids and strong oxidizing agents.

Documentation

Technical documents

Safety and Handling

Warning

GHS H Statement
H315-H319-H335
Causes skin irritation.
Causes serious eye irritation.
May cause respiratory irritation.

GHS P Statement
P261-P280-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P405-P501a
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do.
Continue rinsing.
IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.