OBO ID: CHEBI:30751
Term Name: formic acid Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • Acide formique
  • Ameisensaeure
  • aminic acid
  • bilorin
  • formic acid
  • formylic acid
  • H-COOH
  • HCO2H
  • HCOOH
  • hydrogen carboxylic acid
  • Methanoic acid
  • methoic acid
Definition: The simplest carboxylic acid, containing a single carbon. Occurs naturally in various sources including the venom of bee and ant stings, and is a useful organic synthetic reagent. Principally used as a preservative and antibacterial agent in livestock feed. Induces severe metabolic acidosis and ocular injury in human subjects.
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Ontology: Chebi
PHENOTYPE No data available