Hi I've got a few liters of methanol which I dont really need that much so I decided to turn it into formic acid.
I was looking for some cheap and avaible method so compounds like KMnO4 or K2CrO7 fall from above they are expensive and creates fire hazard at that scale (I would like to do it in series of half to one liter of substarte).
What I come up with is NaClO which is strong oxidizing agent and from what I know it can turn methanol to formaline on it's own, but can I use it to make formic acid as well? If so then under what condition and does it need catalist? If it's not possible then what method can you advise?
I have hard time searching on it in internet so I wisch you can help.
thanks in advance