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Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS)

Formic acid, sodium salt

RTECS #

LR0350000

CAS #

141-53-7

Updated

January 2010

Molecular Weight

68.01

Molecular Formula

CHO2·Na

Synonyms

Mravencan sodny (Czech)
Salachlor
Sodium formate

Acute Toxicity Data and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
inhalation/rat lethal concentration (50 percent kill): 670 mg/m3/4HHPV246 -,-,2001
intravenous/Dog lowest published lethal dose: 3 gm/kgJPETAB 16,463,1921
intravenous/mouse lethal dose (50 percent kill): 807 mg/kgZERNAL 9,332,1969
intravenous/rabbit lowest published lethal dose: 1250 mg/kgEye: Miosis (pupilliary constriction)

Autonomic Nervous System: Other (direct) parasympathomimetic

Kidney, Ureter, and Bladder: Urine volume increased
AEXPBL 21,119,1886
oral/Dog lowest published lethal dose: 4000 mg/kgHPV246 -,-,2001
oral/mouse lethal dose (50 percent kill): 4700 mg/kgHPV246 -,-,2001
oral/rat lethal dose (50 percent kill): >3000 mg/kgHPV246 -,-,2001
subcutaneous/cat lowest published lethal dose: 1140 mg/kgBehavioral: Sleep

Behavioral: Somnolence (general depressed activity)

Behavioral: Muscle weakness
AEXPBL 21,119,1886
unreported route/mouse lethal dose (50 percent kill): 2500 mg/kgBJCAAI 6,160,1952

Standards and Regulations

OrganizationStandardReference
Occupational Exposure Limit-RUSSIAshort term exposure limit 10 mg/m3, JUN2003

NIOSH Documentation and Surveillance

OrganizationStandardReference
National Occupational Exposure Survey 1983Hazard Code 81986; Number of Industries 24; Total Number of Facilities 1141; Number of Occupations 36; Total Number of Employees Exposed 18895; Total Number of Female Employees Exposed 6339
National Occupational Hazard Survey 1974Hazard Code 81986; Number of Industries 20; Total Number of Facilities 707; Number of Occupations 24; Total Number of Employees Exposed 5113

Status in Federal Agencies

OrganizationReference
EPA TSCA Section 8(b) CHEMICAL INVENTORY
EPA TSCA TEST SUBMISSION (TSCATS) DATA BASE, JANUARY 2001
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