E236 — пищевая добавка, консервант: муравьиная кислота, formic acid (Е236)

Formic acid is used as a preservative in food, and also in manufacture of leather and preparation of latex rubber. It occurs naturally in ants, is completely soluble in water, and in solution exists as hydrogen-bonded dimers. It is industrially synthesised from carbon monoxide, and is thought to exist in two resonance forms. Formic acid has diuretic properties. Avoid it. Banned in Australia. Other names: formylic acid, hydrogen carboxylic acid, methanoic acid.



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