formic acid

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a colorless pungent fuming vesicatory liquid acid HCOOH found naturally in ants and many plants or made catalytically from carbon monoxide and steam

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Entomologists already knew that formic acid could be used as an attack weapon.
In turn, other compounds initially not present or present only in low quantities in green coffee are generated in the roasting process, such as quinic acid, one of the important products generated during the degrading process of chlorogenic acid, lactic acid, acetic acid as well as formic acid.
During the periodate oxidation, the released formic acid was determined by the procedure proposed by Halsall et.
Sapporo, Japan) at a rate of 20 mg/kg of WGTG; addition of formic acid (FA, 99%, Beijing Chemical Industries.
The ERC process, "the Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide", combines captured carbon dioxide with water to produce high value materials, such as formic acid and formate salts, which are conventionally obtained from the thermochemical processing of Fossil Fuels.
The coating solution was made from the base form of PANi (EB) and nylon 66 and nylon 6 (both woven and granulated forms) in formic acid with a concentration of 0.
We purchased trifluoroacetic acid (25% solution in water) and acetonitrile (LiChrosolv) from Merck, formic acid (98%, puriss.
Both are converted by alcohol dehydrogenase and aldehyde dehydrogenase to toxic metabolites: glycolic acid and oxalate from ethylene glycol, and formic acid from methanol.
Instead, he headed for his Glasgow base through several villages and small towns with 1000 litres of formic acid pouring on to the road.
BASF: Effective immediately--40 [euro]/MT for formic acid and 2-ethylhexanoic acid in Europe.
We now have licensed all of the Caltech technology on low-temperature direct fuel cells using methanol and other organic fuels such as formic acid," said VIASPACE and DMFCC chief executive officer Carl Kukkonen.
The leaves, stem, and roots are covered with minute "hairs" which trigger the release of formic acid (the same irritant present in ant bites) when you "rub them the wrong way.
The worker ants bite holes in the leaves of all the undesirable plants surrounding their host tree, and then they stick their abdomens in the hole and secrete a few drops of formic acid, an herbicide they manufacture.
Over generations, however, the mites evolved resistance to this treatment, as well as to formic acid pesticides.