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Compound Summary for: CID 284

formic acid

Also known as: Methanoic acid, Formylic acid, Aminic acid, Hydrogen carboxylic acid, Bilorin, Formisoton, Formira, Myrmicyl
Molecular Formula: CH2O2   Molecular Weight: 46.02538   InChIKey: BDAGIHXWWSANSR-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Formic acid (systematically called methanoic acid) is the simplest carboxylic acid. It is an important intermediate in chemical synthesis and occurs naturally, most famously in the venom of bee and ant stings. The principal use of formic acid is as a preservative and antibacterial agent in livestock feed. [Wikipedia]   From: DrugBank
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