Ammonium Formate

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It is the ammonium salt of formic acid with chemical formula NH4HCO2. It is a colorless, hygroscopic and crystalline solid. When heated, ammonium formate loses the elements of water, forming formamide. Upon further decomposition this decomposes to HCN and H2O.

Various Applications of Ammonium Formate:

  • It is used in palladium on carbon (Pd/C) reduction
  • It is used for reductive amination of aldehydes and ketones (Leuckart reaction)
  • It is used as a buffer in high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)

DescriptionWhite crystalline Powder hygroscopicCompliesPasses pH (5%Aqueous. solution)Between 6 to 76.80PassesWater ContentNot More Than 5% w/w3.5%PassesAssay By Potentiometer on Anhydrous basisNLT 97%97.16 %Passes

Product Details
Name of the Product Ammonium Formate
CAS Number 540-69-21
Description White crystalline powder hygroscopic
PH (5%Aqueous. solution) Between 6 to 7
Water Content Not More Than 5% w/w
Assay by potentiometer on anhydrous basis 96.90%

Results of Analysis and Protocols of the Test applied

Characteristics Colourless water like liquid O.K
Boiling range 95 % material distills between range of 51 and 53 Deg Celsius O.K
Specific Gravity at 25 Deg Celsius Between 1.104 to 1.11 1.105
Assay Not less than 99 % 99.25 %