Chemical Component Summary

NameFORMIC ACID
Identifiersmethanoic acid
FormulaC H2 O2
Molecular Weight46.025
TypeNON-POLYMER
Isomeric SMILESC(=O)O
InChIInChI=1S/CH2O2/c2-1-3/h1H,(H,2,3)
InChIKeyBDAGIHXWWSANSR-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Chemical Details

Formal Charge0
Atom Count5
Chiral Atom Count0
Bond Count4
Aromatic Bond Count0

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank IDDB01942 
NameFormic acid
Groups
  • experimental
  • investigational
DescriptionFormic acid (systematically called methanoic acid) is the simplest carboxylic acid. It is an important intermediate in chemical synthesis and occurs naturally, most famously in the venom of bee and ant stings. It is commonly used as a preservative and antibacterial agent in livestock feed.
Synonyms
  • Acide formique
  • Calcium formate
  • Methanoic acid
  • Ameisens√§ure
  • Formic acid
Brand Names
  • NESTABS Prenatal Multi-vitamin/Mineral Supplement
  • Nutri-Tab OB plus DHA
  • Nutri-Tab OB
  • Irospan 24/6
  • Pre-Tabs DHA Prenatal Multi-vitamin/Mineral Supplement with DHA/EPA
Categories
  • Acids, Acyclic
  • Blood Coagulation Factors
  • Hemostatics
CAS number64-18-6

Drug Targets

NameTarget SequencePharmacological ActionActions
Putative hydroxypyruvate isomerase YgbMMPRFAANLSMMFTEVPFIERFAAARKAGFDAVEFLFPYNYSTLQIQKQLE...unknown
Delta-aminolevulinic acid dehydrataseMSFTPANRAYPYTRLRRNRRDDFSRRLVRENVLTVDDLILPVFVLDGVNQ...unknown
Heme oxygenase 1MERPQPDSMPQDLSEALKEATKEVHTQAENAEFMRNFQKGQVTRDGFKLV...unknown
Ribonuclease pancreaticMALEKSLVRLLLLVLILLVLGWVQPSLGKESRAKKFQRQHMDSDSSPSSS...unknown
3-phosphoshikimate 1-carboxyvinyltransferaseMESLTLQPIARVDGTINLPGSKSVSNRALLLAALAHGKTVLTNLLDSDDV...unknown
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Drug Info/Drug Targets: DrugBank 3.0: a comprehensive resource for 'omics' research on drugs. Knox C, Law V, Jewison T, Liu P, Ly S, Frolkis A, Pon A, Banco K, Mak C, Neveu V, Djoumbou Y, Eisner R, Guo AC, Wishart DS. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan; 39 (Database issue):D1035-41. | PMID:21059682

Related Resource References

Resource NameReference
PubChem 18971002, 284
ChEMBL CHEMBL116736
ChEBI CHEBI:30751
CCDC/CSD FORMAC01, ACEROR, HMTOFA01, IWUYUW, HMTOFA03, BIRDOV, HMTOFA08, HMTOFA02, HMTOFA04, COTTIQ, KARGIW, JOHJUN, HMTOFA05, HEYJUR, HMTOFA06, ALERIT, GOKCEQ, KARGIW01, INIJEW, BEPKAI, ABIMON, GUVKAL, EHALAA, KARGES01, FOACAM, KARGAO01, HEYJAX, BEPJOV01, KARGAO, BIJGIN, KARGES, IYOWUQ, HMTOFA07, JUZCEP
COD 4117094