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Product Name:

Potassium Formate

Working principle:

CAS: 590-29-4

Molecular Weight: 84.12

Appearance: Colorless to white crystals, chunks, powder, or yellow liquid

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Product Features

Potassium formate, HCOOK, is the potassium salt of formic acid. This while solid has strong hygroscopicity. It is reductive and can react with strong oxidants with a density of 1.9100g/ cm3.

It is soluble in water and Non-toxic and non-corrosive. The aqueous solution is colorless and transparent, and the specific gravity of the saturated solution is 1.58 g/cm3.


Compound formula:   CHKO2
Molecular weight: 84.12
CAS number:  590-29-4
EINECS number:    None
Melting Point: 165-168 °C
Density:   1.91 g/cm3
Appearance:   Colorless to white crystals, chunks, powder, or yellow liquid
Solubility in H2O:   N/A
Monoisotopic Mass:  83.961361





  Item                                                                                      Standard

96%, Solid

75%, Liquid






















White Crystal

Colorless clear liquid





Solid product: in woven bag lined with PP or PE bag, net weight 1000kg or 25kg; Jumbo bag.

Liquid product: in 200L plastic drum, net weight 320KG or in 1000L IBC drum, net weight 1570kg.



Avoid moisture; store in dry warehouse; handle with care.




Main Applications


(1) Widely used in the oilfield industry as excellent drilling fluid, completion fluid, and workover fluid.

(2) Used for the synthesis of feed additive - potassium formate in the pharmaceutical industry and has been in large-scale industrial production.

(3) In the snowmelt industry, potassium formate not only has good snowmelt performance but also overcomes all the disadvantages of acetate,

and has been praised by the public and environmental personnel.

(4) Used for cement slurry early strength agent, and used in carbon black manufacturing, mining, electroplating and crop leaf fertilizer, and other industries.

(5) Used as a camouflage acid in chrome tanning in the leather industry.

(6) As a reducing agent in the printing and dyeing industry.