Sodium Formate

Sodium Formate

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,[6] which are typically conducted at a temperature of 100 K to reduce the effects of radiation damage.

Chemical formula:


Other names:

Formic acid, Sodium salt, Sodium hydrocarbon dioxide


White granules, deliquescent


1.92 g/cm3 (20 °C)