Chemical Component Summary

NameFORMIC ACID
Identifiersmethanoic acid
FormulaC H2 O2
Molecular Weight46.02
TypeNON-POLYMER
Isomeric SMILESOC=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
  • Bilorin
  • Hydrogen carboxylic acid
  • Acide formique
  • Ameisens√§ure
  • Formylic acid
Brand Names
  • NESTABS DHA Prenatal Multi-vitamin/Mineral Supplement with DHA/EPA
  • Prenate DHA
  • Prenate Essential
  • Prenate Star
  • NESTABS Prenatal Multi-vitamin/Mineral Supplement
Categories
  • Acids, Acyclic
  • Blood Coagulation Factors
  • Hemostatics
CAS number64-18-6

Drug Targets

NameTarget SequencePharmacological ActionActions
Heme oxygenase 1MERPQPDSMPQDLSEALKEATKEVHTQAENAEFMRNFQKGQVTRDGFKLV...unknown
Ribonuclease pancreaticMALEKSLVRLLLLVLILLVLGWVQPSLGKESRAKKFQRQHMDSDSSPSSS...unknown
Dihydroorotate dehydrogenase (quinone)MYYPFVRKALFQLDPERAHEFTFQQLRRITGTPFEALVRQKVPAKPVNCM...unknown
(S)-2-haloacid dehalogenaseMIKAVVFDAYGTLFDVQSVADATERAYPGRGEYITQVWRQKQLEYSWLRA...unknown
Beta-lactamase OXA-2MAIRIFAILFSIFSLATFAHAQEGTLERSDWRKFFSEFQAKGTIVVADER...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