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50590 Sigma-Aldrich

Glycolic acid

≥97.0% (T)

Synonym: Hydroxyacetic acid

  • CAS Number 79-14-1

  • Linear Formula HOCH2COOH

  • Molecular Weight 76.05

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 1209322

  •  EC Number 201-180-5

  •  MDL number MFCD00004312

  •  PubChem Substance ID 329757610

  •  eCl@ss 39021303

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Properties

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InChI Key   AEMRFAOFKBGASW-UHFFFAOYSA-N
assay   ≥97.0% (T)
impurities   ~1% water
mp   75-80 °C(lit.)
  75-80 °C
solubility   H2O: 0.1 g/mL clear

Description

Application

Glycolic acid may be used in the preparation of glycolide, a monomer for preparing poly(glycolic acid) (PGA).

General description

Glycolic acid, also known as α-hydroxy acetic acid (AHA), is commonly used in chemical peels.

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