Sodium Formate

General Information:
CAS Number 141 - 53 - 7
EINECS Number 205 - 488 - 0
Chemical Name Sodium Formate
Chemical Classification Sodium salt of mono carboxlic acid
Sodium salt of formic acid
Formula CHO2Na
Molecular weight 68.02
Shipping Name Sodium Formate
Codes / Label Not applicable.
Hazardous Waste ID No. Not applicable.
Hazchem Code Not applicable.
UN Number No number assigned. This product is not regulated under this code.
Description White crystalline powder with slight odor of Formic acid.
Product uses
For dyeing, Printing fabrics, Leather tanning and chrome electroplating process; as an antioxidant in paper industry; for manufacturing Formic acid, oxalic acid, sodium hydrosulphite and metal formates.
Product Specifications:  
Specifications Limits
Grade-I Grade-II
Sodium Formate, % w/w min. 98.00 99.00
Moisture, % w/w max. 0.50 0.50
Other organic matters, %w/w max.( as pentaerythritol ) 1.50 0.50
Iron , ppm max. 5.00 5.00
In dyeing & printing fabric; leather tanning and chrome electroplating process; in paper industry as an antioxidant; in the manufacturing process of Formic acid; sodium hydro sulphite & metal formtes.
25 Kg. HDPE bags with loose polythene liner inside.
500/1000 Kg. HDPE Jumbo bags.
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Material safety data sheet (According to 91/155 EC)
1. Identification of the substance / preparation and of the company / undertaking:
Product details:
Chemical name/ formula SODIUM FORMATE, CHO2Na
Manufacturer / Supplier  
Kanoria Chemicals & Industries Ltd.

3407 GIDC Industrial Estate,
Ankleshwar 393 002 (Gujarat), India
Tel:+91 2646 668801-04
Fax: +91 2646 251816
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Kanoria Chemicals & Industries Ltd.

A-304/305/306, Universal Business Park,
Chandivali Farm Road, Off Saki Vihar Road,
Near Kamani Oil Mills, Saki Naka, Andheri (East),
Mumbai 400 072 (Maharashtra), India.
Tel: +91 22 28470216, 28470217
Fax: +91 22 28470235
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2. Composition/ information on ingredients:
Description CAS Number. EINECS Number
Sodium Formate 141-53-7 205-488-0
Pentaerythritol 115-77-5 204-104-9
3. Hazard identification:
Hazard description
Harmful if swallowed or inhaled. Causes irritation to skin, eyes, respiratory and gastronomical tracts.
Chronic exposure No data available.
Carcinogen city (OSHA):
4. First-aid measures:
After inhalation
Remove to fresh air, restore breathing. Get medical attention.
After skin contact
Remove contaminated clothing, wash with soap and water. Get medical attention if irritation persists. Wash thoroughly clothing before reuse.
After eye contact
Flushed opened eye for several minutes under running water.
After swallowing
Induce vomiting of conscious patient immediately by giving plenty of water to drink. Consult physician immediately in case of an unconscious victim.
5. Fire-fighting measures:
Suitable extinguishing agents
CO2, Dry chemical power for small fire. Alcohol type aqueous film forming foam or water spray for large fire.
6. Accidental release measures:
Person-related safety precautions
Use respiratory protective device.
Measures for cleaning/collecting
Sweep up and containerize for reclamation or disposal. Dispose contaminated material as waste according to item 13.
7. Handling and storage:
Information for safe handling
Avoid breathing dust, avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Decontaminate soiled clothing thoroughly before reuse.
Information about fire and explosion
None specified.
Requirements to be met by store rooms and receptacles
Store in a cool, dry, ventilated area. Keep away from flame. While transferring follow proper grounding procedure. Avoid generation of excessive dust.
8. Exposure controls / protection:
141-53-7 Sodium Formate
Short term value *15mg/m3
Long term value * 10mg/m3, ** 5 mg/m3
115-77-5 Pentaerythritol
OES Short term value * 20 mg/m3
Long term value * 10 mg/m3, ** 4 mg/m3
* Total inhalable dust ** Respirable dust.
Personal protective equipment  
General protective and hygienic measures
The usual precautionary measures for handling chemicals are to be followed.
Respiratory protection Suitable respiratory protective devise recommended.
Protection of hands Protective gloves of natural rubber.
Eye protection Safety goggles.
9. Physical and chemical properties:
General information:  
Crystalline powder
Odour Odourless
Change in condition  
Melting point / Melting Range 253oC
Boiling Point Decomposes
Flash point: (TCC) --
Ignition temperature --
Density AT 20oC 1920 KG/m3
Bulk density at 20 oC 1200-1400 kg/m3
Solubility in / Miscibility with water at 20oC 0.5 kg/lit.
PH 7-9
10. Stability & Reactivity:
The produce is hygroscopic. Readily absorbs moisture from atmosphere - solutions are strong base.
Thermal decomposition / conditions to be avoided
At higher temperature, decomposes into Sodium Oxalate and Hydrogen, then into Sodium Carbonate. CO2 and CO may form. Avoid flame and strong mineral acids e.g. Sulfuric Acid.
Dangerous reactions --
Dangerous decomposition products  
11. Toxicological information:
Acute toxicity:  
LD/LC50 values relevant for classification:
Oral/LD 50 / approx. 11200 mg/kg (mice)
Primary irritant effect:  
On the skin No irritating effect.
On the eyes Mild irritating effect.
Sensitization No sensitizing effect known.
12. Ecological information:
Environmental toxicity Data not available.
Environmental fate
Data not available.
13. Disposal conditions:
Whatever cannot be recycled should be transferred to appropriate and approved waste disposal facility. Dispose waste containers and unused contents in accordance with official regulations.
14. Transit information:
Land transport ADR/RID (cross-border).
ADR/RID class Not regulated
15. Regulatory information:
Labeling according to EU guidelines:
N.A. Observe general safety regulations for handling chemicals.
16. Other information:
Kanoria Chemicals & Industries Limited provides the information contained herein in good faith, but makes no representation as to its comprehensiveness or accuracy. This document is intended only as a guide to the appropriate precautionary handling of the material by a properly trained person using this product. Individuals receiving the information must exercise their independent judgment in determining its appropriateness for a particular purpose. Kanoria chemicals & industries limited makes no representations or warranties, either express or implied, including without limitation any warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose with respect to the information set forth herein or the product to which the information refers. accordingly, kanoria chemicals & industries limited will not be responsible for damages resulting from use of or reliance upon this information.
Department issuing MSDS: Safety Department
Date of Issue: 01-07-2012 Date of Revision: 30-06-2015
This document is valid for 03 years from the date of issue, and is bound to be canceled, if not revised on or before the date of revision.