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Calcium formate

Calcium formate
Calcium formate structure
Chemical Name:
Calcium formate
calcoform;Ca-formate;Bayer Latibon;Calciumformiat;Calcium Format;CALCIUM FORMATE;Calciun formate;formatedecalcium;calciumdiformate;mravencanvapenaty
Molecular Formula:
Formula Weight:
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Calcium formate Properties

Melting point:
300 °C
2,02 g/cm3
H2O: 1 M at 20 °C, clear, colorless
orthorhombic crystals
6.0-8.0 (25℃, 1M in H2O)
Water Solubility 
λ: 260 nm Amax: ≤0.04
λ: 280 nm Amax: ≤0.03
CAS DataBase Reference
544-17-2(CAS DataBase Reference)
EPA Substance Registry System
Formic acid, calcium salt(544-17-2)
  • Risk and Safety Statements
  • Hazard and Precautionary Statements (GHS)
Hazard Codes  Xi
Risk Statements  36/37/38-41
Safety Statements  26-37/39-39-24/2526
WGK Germany  1
RTECS  LQ5600000
HS Code  29151200
Hazardous Substances Data 544-17-2(Hazardous Substances Data)
Signal word: Danger
Hazard statements:
Code Hazard statements Hazard class Category Signal word Pictogram P-Codes
H303 May be harmfulif swallowed Acute toxicity,oral Category 5 P312
H315 Causes skin irritation Skin corrosion/irritation Category 2 Warning P264, P280, P302+P352, P321,P332+P313, P362
H318 Causes serious eye damage Serious eye damage/eye irritation Category 1 Danger P280, P305+P351+P338, P310
H319 Causes serious eye irritation Serious eye damage/eye irritation Category 2A Warning P264, P280, P305+P351+P338,P337+P313P
H335 May cause respiratory irritation Specific target organ toxicity, single exposure;Respiratory tract irritation Category 3 Warning
Precautionary statements:
P261 Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray.
P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
P304+P340 IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and Keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
P305+P351+P338 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continuerinsing.
P405 Store locked up.

Calcium formate price More Price(5)

Manufacturer Product number Product description CAS number Packaging Price Updated Buy
Sigma-Aldrich 03826 Calcium formate qNMR Standard for D2O (~7.5 - 8.5 ppm) 544-17-2 1g $148 2018-11-22 Buy
Sigma-Aldrich 21134 Calcium formate BioUltra, ≥99.0% (T) 544-17-2 1kg-f $215 2018-11-20 Buy
Alfa Aesar A18916 Calcium formate, 98% 544-17-2 500g $154 2018-11-13 Buy
Alfa Aesar A18916 Calcium formate, 98% 544-17-2 100g $42.5 2018-11-13 Buy
Sigma-Aldrich 21134 Calcium formate BioUltra, ≥99.0% (T) 544-17-2 250g-f $75.7 2018-11-20 Buy

Calcium formate Chemical Properties,Uses,Production


Calcium formate is the calcium salt of formate. It can be used an accelerator for the pozzolanic cement pastes. On the one hand, it shortens the initial and final setting times and increases the compressive strength and combined water content as well as gel/space ratio at all ages of hydration. On the other hand, it decreases the total porosity. It has been shown that it has a growth-promoting effect in weanling pigs challenged with E. coli, independently of their susceptibility to the intestinal adhesion of this strain. More importantly, calcium formate can be used as a nutrient supplement to the feed of young growing pigs or fattening poultry, further boosting the growth of animals and the feed utilization. At the same time, it causes a reduction of the occurrence of piglet diarrhea.

Chemical Properties

white to almost white fine crystalline powder

Chemical Properties

Calcium formate, Ca(HCOO)2, is the calcium salt of formic acid, HCOOH. It is also known as food additive E238 in food industry. The mineral form is very rare and called formicaite. It is known from a few boron deposits. It may be produced synthetically by reacting calcium oxide or calcium hydroxide with formic acid.


Preservative for food, silage; as binder for fine-ore briquets; in drilling fluids and lubricants.

Safety Profile

Poison by intravenous route. Moderately toxic by ingestion. An eye irritant. When heated to decomposition it emits acrid smoke and fumes. See also CALCIUM COMPOUNDS.

Purification Methods

Recrystallise it from water (5mL/g) by partial evaporation in a desiccator. [Beilstein 2 IV 16.]


Heikal, Mohamed. "Effect of calcium formate as an accelerator on the physicochemical and mechanical properties of pozzolanic cement pastes." Cement & Concrete Research 34.6(2004):1051-1056.
Bosi, P, et al. "The influence of fat protection of calcium formate on growth and intestinal defense in Escherichia coli K88-challenged weanling pigs." Animal Feed Science & Technology 139.3–4(2007):170-185.
Bolze, Rudolf, et al. "Agent for increasing the performance of pigs and poultry." EP, EP0260391. 1988.

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2018-12-24 Calcium formate
US $1.00 / kg 1kg 95%-99% as request career henan chemical co
2018-11-05 High quality calcium formate
US $1.00 / KG 1KG 99% 20ton Hebei Chisure Biotechnology Co., Ltd.
2019-03-01 Calcium Formate
US $0.00 / kg 25kg 98% 10000 Hefei TNJ Chemical Industry Co.,Ltd.

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