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Fatty acid


DATA No : DFA0001 INFORMANT : Tetsuyuki Kobayashi

NAME : Methanoic acid

COMMON NAME: Formic acid
SYMBOL: Fo
FORMULA: CH2O2 MOL.WT (average) : 46.025


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BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITY
Dangerously caustic to skin. Chronic absorption is reported to cause albuminuria, hematuria. LD50 in mice 1100 mg/kg orally, 145 mg/kg i.v.. (Ref. 2013) Therapeutic category; counterirritant, astringent.
PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
MELTING POINT:8.4degC

BOILING POINT:100.5degC

REFRACTIVE INDEX:1.3714 at 20degC

OPTICAL ROTATION:

DENSITY:d4-20 1.220

SOLUBILITY:miscible with water, alcohol, ether and glycerol.(Ref. 0347)(Ref. 0481)
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SOURCE
Formica rufa (red ant).
CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS
Made by carbon monoxide and NaOH under pressure and decompose the resulting sodium formate with H2SO4. (Ref. 0002)
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REFERENCES
[0002]
AUTHOR:Abraham, E.P., et al.
TITLE:
JOURNAL:J.Chem.Soc.London
VOL:21 PAGE : 948 - (1937)
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[0347]
AUTHOR:Markley, K. S., et. al. 1960 Fatty Acids : Their Chemistry, Properties, Production,and Uses. Ed.2. Interscience, New York. v.1, pp.23-249
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[0481]
AUTHOR:Toubes, B.
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JOURNAL:Kirk-Othmer Encycl. Chem. Technol.
VOL:6 PAGE : 875 - (1951)
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[2013]
AUTHOR:Sprecher, H., Luthria, D. L., Mohammed, B. S., and Baykousheva, S. P.
TITLE:Reevaluation of the pathways for the biosynthesis of polyunsaturated fatty acids PubMed ID:8847474
JOURNAL:J Lipid Res.
VOL:36 PAGE : 2471-2477 (1995)
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