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Technical Data Sheet

  • HTF - pharmaceutical processing

Product Description

Formamide is an amide and it is manufactured from methyl formate and ammonia. It is a clear liquid, miscible with water, ethanol and acetone and has a slight ammoniacal odor. In the environment it decomposes into ammonia, carbon dioxide and water.

Formamide is a chemical reactant or solvent in various chemical processes. It is mostly used as a reactant in the manufacture of agrochemicals (e.g. imidazoles), pharmaceuticals (e.g. allopurinol), and industrial chemicals (e.g. n-vinylformamide) and as a solvent in polymers and resins.

Formamide is registered with strictly controlled condition as defined in Article 18(4) of Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (REACH regulation) and must therefore be handled as such.

Formamide production has certified EHSQ management systems in accordance with ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and FAM-QS standards.

Typical Properties

PropertyTypical Value, Units
Molecular FormulaCH3NO
Structural formulaHCONH2
Molecular Weight45.0 g/mol
pH7.1 2.3 wt %
     @ 20°C1.13 kg/dm3
Dynamic viscosity 
     @ 20°C3.764 mPa·s
Freezing Point2.6 °C
Boiling Point210 °C
Flash Point154 °C
Autoignition Temperature>500 °C
Assay>=99.7 %


Available only as bulk.

Please see the Material Safety Data Sheet before handling the material.

Properties reported here are typical of average lots. Eastman makes no representation that the material in any particular shipment will conform exactly to the values given.

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