formic acid


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formic acid

n.
A colorless caustic fuming liquid, CH2O2, used in dyeing and finishing textiles and paper and in manufacturing fumigants, insecticides, and refrigerants.

[From its natural occurrence in ants.]
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formic acid

n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless corrosive liquid carboxylic acid found in some insects, esp ants, and many plants: used in dyeing textiles and the manufacture of insecticides and refrigerants. Formula: HCOOH. Systematic name: methanoic acid
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for′mic ac′id


n.
a colorless, irritating, fuming liquid, CH2O2, orig. obtained from ants and now made synthetically, used in dyeing and tanning and as a counterirritant and astringent.
[1785–95]
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for·mic acid

(fôr′mĭk)
A colorless, caustic, fuming liquid, CH2O2, that occurs naturally as the poison of ants and stinging nettles. It is used in making textiles and paper and in insecticides.
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Noun1.formic acid - a colorless pungent fuming vesicatory liquid acid HCOOH found naturally in ants and many plants or made catalytically from carbon monoxide and steam; used in finishing textiles and paper and in the manufacture of insecticides and fumigants
acid - any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
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Translations
metaanihappomuurahaishappo
蟻酸
maursyre
myrsyra
formik asit

formic acid

[ˌfɔːmɪkˈæsɪd] Nácido m fórmico
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formic acid

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To figure out the formation mechanism of bead-free fibers, the as-electrospun PS/PA6 mats were etched by THF or formic acid to reveal the distribution and morphology of PA6 or PS domain.
In feces, pigs fed diets supplemented with MOA showed higher (p<0.05) concentration of acetic acid and a tendency (p = 0.06) for an improved content of lactic acid, while these pigs had lower (p<0.05) content of formic acid. The concentration of TVFA in feces was increased (p<0.05) in diets supplemented with of MOA1 of pigs, while pigs fed diet containing MOA1 showed higher (p<0.05) concentration of butyric acid in feces compared to CTR (Table 5).
It is metabolized in the liver converting methanol first into formaldehyde and then into formic acid via the enzymes alcohol dehydrogenase and aldehyde dehydrogenase, respectively.
archboldi turned out to be a specialized hunter that made full use of its formic acid spray to get the better of the bigger, more aggressive trap-jaw.
Entomologist Dr Rebecca Nesbit explained how formic acid stupefies the gulls.
Dr Rebecca Nesbit, an entomologist with the Society of Biology, has also said the ants produce formic acid which can "stupefy" the gulls.
Platinum-based catalysts have been commonly used as for the electro-oxidation of formic acid (FAO) [22, 23].
The matrix effect was assessed by comparing the peak area of four concentrations (0.1, 0.4, 180, and 900 ng/mL) obtained by adding standard solution to blank blood after protein precipitation, with the peak area of standard solution diluted by acetonitrile-0.1% formic acid (1: 1, v/v).
Degradation of Formic Acid. Degradation rate of formic acid was estimated by measuring total organic carbon (TOC).
The oxidation of formic acid in DFAFC proceeds according to the following scheme: