Friday, July 20, 2012

Nickel Formate

  • Nickel formate is a chemical compound of nickel. Water-soluble green crystals; used in hydrogenation catalysts.
  • Nickel formate is important as a source of finely divided, catalytically active, metal, and is usually prepared either by metathetical reactions between the appropriate nickel salts and metal formates or by crystallizing the aqueous solution obtained by the reaction of formic acid with nickel carbonate, oxide, or hydroxide.
  •  The preparation method described here consists of reacting an aqueous solution of nickel acetate with formic acid and has some advantages over the above mentioned methods. It yields a more pure product than the metathetical reactions method. 

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