It is a homogeneous colorless liquid with a characteristic odor, is an organic substance, the first representative in the series of saturated monobasic acids.
Chemical formula: CH2O2
Synonym: Metanoic acid
International name: Formic acid
UN code (UN): 1779
UN classification: UN hazard class: 8; UN Pack Group: II
Hazard class (according to GOST 12.1.007-76): 2
Hazard statements: May be corrosive to metals, Harmful in contact with skin and if swallowed. Causes severe burns. Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin. Irritating to the respiratory system.
Emergency card for railway transportation: 803
Main substance content: not less than 86.5%
Proper shipping name: FORMIC ACID, more than 85% by weight acid
Flash point, °С: 60
Auto-ignition temperature, °C: 520
Shelf life: 12 months