- Mordant in dyeing process.
- Bleach for pulpwood.
- Cleaning – removal of rust.
- Beekeeping – used as a miticide against Varroa mites.
- Reagent in lanthanide Chemistry
Oxalic acid is a highly oxidized, strong organic acid that is widely distributed in nature, occurring in both plants and animals. In plants, it generally accumulates as a metabolic end product in the form of free acid. Oxalic acid is becoming as an essential household chemical that can be used, like many other acids, as a cleaner for various things. Oxalic Acid is a white crystalline solid that forms a colorless solution in water. 8-10 ounces of the powder to one gallon of warm water would give the best results for most of applications. At high doses Oxalic acid is very dangerous, but at moderate doses it is safe for various useful functions.