Oxalic acid 25kg

Oxalic acid 25kg

Oxalic acid is a colorless, crystalline organic acid with the chemical formula C2H2O4. It is found naturally in many plants, such as spinach, rhubarb, and beets, and is also produced commercially for various industrial and medical applications. Oxalic acid is highly acidic and can be toxic in large doses, but it is also used in small quantities as a cleaning agent, a bleaching agent, and a chelating agent to remove metals from solution



Oxalic acid has several common uses in different fields, some of which include:

  1. Rust removal: Oxalic acid is an effective rust remover and is commonly used to clean rust stains from metal surfaces.
  2. Wood bleaching: It is used in wood bleaching to remove stains, discolorations, and watermarks from wood.
  3. Cleaning: Oxalic acid is used as a cleaning agent in many applications, such as cleaning concrete, tiles, and other surfaces.
  4. Removing mineral deposits: It can dissolve mineral deposits, such as calcium and iron, from toilets, sinks, and other plumbing fixtures.
  5. Metal cleaning: Oxalic acid is used to clean metals, such as brass and bronze, and to remove tarnish from silver.
  6. Medical applications: It is used in medical applications as a chelating agent to remove excess iron from the body.
  7. Synthesis of chemicals: Oxalic acid is used as a raw material for the synthesis of various chemicals, such as formic acid, glyoxylic acid, and oxamide.

It’s important to note that oxalic acid is toxic and should be handled with care. Protective clothing and equipment should be worn when handling oxalic acid, and it should be stored in a secure and ventilated location.

Safety Guidelines

Oxalic acid is a toxic substance, and safety measures should be taken when handling it to prevent accidental ingestion or exposure. Here are some safety measures to follow when handling oxalic acid:
  1. Wear protective clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing, such as gloves, goggles, and a lab coat or apron, when handling oxalic acid. This will help to prevent skin and eye contact with the acid.
  2. Handle in a well-ventilated area: Oxalic acid should be handled in a well-ventilated area to prevent the buildup of toxic fumes. Use a fume hood or work in an area with good ventilation to avoid inhaling the acid.
  3. Use the correct concentration: Always use the correct concentration of oxalic acid for the intended application. Do not exceed recommended concentrations or dilute the acid without proper training and guidance.
  4. Store properly: Oxalic acid should be stored in a cool, dry, and secure location, away from sources of heat, sparks, or flame. Keep it out of reach of children and pets.
  5. Clean up spills immediately: If oxalic acid spills, clean it up immediately with appropriate materials, such as absorbent materials or spill kits, and dispose of them properly.
  6. Dispose of properly: Oxalic acid should be disposed of properly in accordance with local regulations. Do not pour it down the drain or dispose of it in the regular trash.
Always follow the recommended safety practices and procedures when handling oxalic acid to ensure a safe and healthy work environment.

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