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calcium formate
formic acid, calcium salt (2:1)

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Name:calcium diformate
CAS Number: 544-17-2Picture of molecule3D/inchi
ECHA EINECS - REACH Pre-Reg:208-863-7
Nikkaji Web:J6.412B
Beilstein Number:3624099
Molecular Weight:130.11274000
Formula:C2 H2 Ca O4
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Category:pharmaceuticals / chemical synthisis
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 FDA/DG SANTE Petitions, Reviews, Notices:
FR DOC # 2011-20126 Lanxess Corp.; Filing of Food Additive Petition (Animal Use); Calcium Formate Pages 48751 - 48751 View - petition PDF
Physical Properties:
Assay: 95.00 to 100.00
Food Chemicals Codex Listed: No
Boiling Point: 100.60 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg (est)
Vapor Pressure:36.500000 mmHg @ 25.00 °C. (est)
Flash Point: 86.00 °F. TCC ( 29.90 °C. ) (est)
logP (o/w): -0.540 (est)
Soluble in:
 water, 1e+006 mg/L @ 25 °C (est)
Organoleptic Properties:
Odor and/or flavor descriptions from others (if found).
Cosmetic Information:
None found
American Elements
Calcium Formate 99%
Odor: characteristic
Use: Calcium Formate is one of numerous organo-metallic compounds sold by American Elements under the tradename AE Organo-Metallics™ for uses requiring non-aqueous solubility such as recent solar energy and water treatment applications. Calcium Formate is generally immediately available in most volumes, including bulk quantities. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards.
BOC Sciences
For experimental / research use only.
Calcium formate 95%
Charkit Chemical
ECSA Chemicals
Penta International
Rainbow Chemical
Calcium Formate 98 min
Santa Cruz Biotechnology
For experimental / research use only.
Calcium Formate
Sigma-Aldrich: Sigma
For experimental / research use only.
Calcium Formate BioUltra, ≥99.0% (T)
Silver Fern Chemical
Calcium Formate
Odor: characteristic
Use: Calcium Formate is used in the concrete industry and in certain animal food products. It also used in concrete for acceleration and improves water stability and leather tanning.
Safety Information:
Preferred SDS: View
Hazards identification
Classification of the substance or mixture
GHS Classification in accordance with 29 CFR 1910 (OSHA HCS)
None found.
GHS Label elements, including precautionary statements
Hazard statement(s)
None found.
Precautionary statement(s)
None found.
Oral/Parenteral Toxicity:
oral-rat LD50 2650 mg/kg
"Sbornik Vysledku Toxixologickeho Vysetreni Latek A Pripravku," Marhold, J.V., Institut Pro Vychovu Vedoucicn Pracovniku Chemickeho Prumyclu Praha, Czechoslovakia, 1972Vol. -, Pg. 9, 1972.

oral-mouse LD50 1920 mg/kg
Zeitschrift fuer Ernaehrungswissenschaft. Vol. 9, Pg. 332, 1969.

intravenous-mouse LD50 154 mg/kg
Zeitschrift fuer Ernaehrungswissenschaft. Vol. 9, Pg. 332, 1969.

Dermal Toxicity:
Not determined
Inhalation Toxicity:
Not determined
Safety in Use Information:
pharmaceuticals / chemical synthisis
Recommendation for calcium formate usage levels up to:
 not for fragrance use.
Recommendation for calcium formate flavor usage levels up to:
 not for flavor use.
Safety References:
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reference(s):

Review of substances/agents that have direct beneficial effect on the environment: mode of action and assessment of efficacy
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Scientific Opinion on the safety and efficacy of calcium formate when used as a technological additive for all animal species
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Scientific Opinion on the safety and efficacy of ammonium formate, calcium formate and sodium formate when used as a technological additive for all animal species
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Safety and efficacy of AviMatrix® (benzoic acid, calcium formate and fumaric acid) for chickens for fattening, chickens reared for laying, minor avian species for fattening and minor avian species reared to point of lay
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Efficacy of calcium formate as a technological feed additive (preservative) for all animal species
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Efficacy of calcium formate as a technological feed additive (preservative) for all animal species
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Safety and efficacy of a feed additive consisting of a preparation of benzoic acid, calcium formate and fumaric acid (AviMatrix Z) for all avian species other than laying birds (Novus Europe S.A. / N.V)
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EPA Substance Registry Services (TSCA):544-17-2
EPA ACToR:Toxicology Data
EPA Substance Registry Services (SRS):Registry
Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary :10997
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:Data
WGK Germany:1
calcium diformate
 calcium diformate
NIST Chemistry WebBook:Search Inchi
Canada Domestic Sub. List:544-17-2
Pubchem (cid):10997
Pubchem (sid):134976859
Other Information:
(IUPAC):Atomic Weights of the Elements 2011 (pdf)
Videos:The Periodic Table of Videos
tgsc:Atomic Weights use for this web site
(IUPAC):Periodic Table of the Elements
KEGG (GenomeNet):C18586
HMDB (The Human Metabolome Database):Search
FDA Listing of Food Additive Status:View
Potential Blenders and core components note
None Found
Potential Uses:
None Found
Occurrence (nature, food, other):note
 not found in nature
 calcium diformate
 calcium formate (Ca(HCO2)2)
 formic acid calcium salt
 formic acid, calcium salt
 formic acid, calcium salt (2:1)


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