Nickel Formate
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Title: Nickel Formate
CAS Registry Number: 3349-06-2
Molecular Formula: C2H2NiO4
Molecular Weight: 148.73
Percent Composition: C 16.15%, H 1.36%, Ni 39.46%, O 43.03%
Line Formula: Ni(HCOO)2
Literature References: Prepd by reaction of formic acid with Ni: Johnson, US 2576072 (1951 to Harshaw Chemical); with NiCO3: Bircumshaw, Edwards, J. Chem. Soc. 1950, 1800.
Derivative Type: Dihydrate
Properties: Fine, green, monoclinic crystals. Becomes anhydr on careful heating to 130-140°; decomposes at 180-200° yielding Ni, CO, CO2, H2, H2O, CH4. d20.2 2.154. Moderately sol in water. Practically insol in alc, formic acid.
Density: d20.2 2.154
Use: Manuf of Ni; prepn of Ni catalysts for organic reactions, particularly hydrogenation catalysts.

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