Formamide, also known as methanamide, is an amide derived from formic acid. It is a clear liquid which is miscible with water and has an ammonia-like odor. It is chemical feedstock for the manufacture of sulfa drugs, other pharmaceuticals, herbicides, pesticides and the manufacture of hydrocyanic acid. It has been used as a softener for paper and fiber.
1. Is used in the synthesis of medicine, pesticide, animal glue and other organic compound
2. It is also used as a solvent which ionizes water-insoluble compounds
3. It is used as a softening agent for paper and fiber
4. It is widely used in the fields of the spice, dye, plastic as well as textile industries