Formate or methanoate is the ion CHOO− (formic acid minus one hydrogen ion). It is the simplest carboxylate anion.
A formate (compound) is a salt or ester of formic acid.
See also formic acid.
- ethyl formate, CH3CH2(HCOO)
- sodium formate, Na(HCOO),
- caesium formate, Cs(HCOO),
- methyl formate, CH3(HCOO)
- methyl chloro formate, CH3OCOCl,
- triethyl orthoformate, C7H16O3,
- trimethyl orthoformate, C4H10O3,