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Glycolic acid

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Synonym(s):
Glycolic acid, Hydroxyacetic acid
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C2H4O3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
76.05
MDL number:
EC Index Number:
201-180-5

vapor pressure

10.8 hPa ( 80 °C)

Quality Level

product line

EMSURE®

assay

≥99.5% (acidimetric)

form

solid

potency

2040 mg/kg LD50, oral (Rat)

impurities

≤0.5% Water (Karl Fischer)

pH

2 (20 °C, 50 g/L in H2O)

bp

100 °C (decomposition)

mp

74-78 °C

transition temp

flash point >300 °C (decomposition)

solubility

water: soluble at 20 °C

density

1.49 g/cm3 at 25 °C

bulk density

600 kg/m3

cation traces

Fe: ≤5 ppm
heavy metals (as Pb): ≤10 ppm

storage temp.

2-30°C

InChI

1S/C2H4O3/c3-1-2(4)5/h3H,1H2,(H,4,5)

InChI key

AEMRFAOFKBGASW-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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Application

  • An Overview of Poly(lactic-co-glycolic) Acid (PLGA)-Based Biomaterials for Bone Tissue Engineering: Discusses the synthesis and physicochemical characteristics of PLGA composites containing glycolic acid (P Gentile, V Chiono, I Carmagnola - International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2014). Read more.

Analysis Note

Assay (acidimetric): ≥ 99.5 %
Identity (IR): passes test
Melting range (lower value): ≥ 75 °C
Melting range (upper value): ≤ 79 °C
Heavy metals (as Pb): ≤ 10 ppm
Iron (Fe): ≤ 5 ppm
Water (K. F.): ≤ 0.50 %

Legal Information

EMSURE is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

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Danger

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Inhalation - Eye Dam. 1 - Skin Corr. 1B

Storage Class

8A - Combustible, corrosive hazardous materials

wgk_germany

WGK 1

flash_point_f

572.0 °F - (decomposition)

flash_point_c

> 300 °C - (decomposition)


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