Name: Calcium Formate
Synonyms: Formic acid calcium salt
Molecular Formula: C2H2CaO4
Molecular Weight: 130.11
CAS Number: 544-17-2
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 few boron deposits.
Calcium formate can be used to produce formate and as an additive of feed stuff. It also can be used in architecture and leather industry.
Calcium formate is a kind of new feed additive which is used as feed acidification, antifungal agent, antibiosis agent to protect animals from diarrhea, dysentery and help them in digestion; solidifying agent for cement; lubricating agent; acidifying agent instead of citric acid. And as anticorrosion agent. Recommend dosage: 1~1.5% in the diet of poultry or pig.