Sodium formate, is the sodium salt of formic acid. It usually appears as a white deliquescent powder.
Usage of Sodium Formate:
Food, Manufacturing, Printing, Airports and other.
Sodium formate is used in several fabric dyeing and printing processes. It is also used as a buffering agent for strong mineral acids to increase their pH, as a food additive (E237), and as a de-icing agent.
In structural biology, sodium formate can be used as a cryoprotectant for X-ray diffraction experiments on protein crystals, which are typically conducted at a temperature of 100 K to reduce the effects of radiation damage.
Formic acid, Sodium salt, Sodium hydrocarbon dioxide
White granules, deliquescent
1.92 g/cm3 (20 °C)