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Glycolic acid

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Synonym(s):
Hydroxyacetic acid
Linear Formula:
HOCH2COOH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
76.05
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
1209322
EC Number:
MDL number:
eCl@ss:
39021303
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.21

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99%

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solid

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75-80 °C (lit.)

solubility

H2O: 50 mg/mL, clear, colorless

SMILES string

OCC(O)=O

InChI

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

InChI key

AEMRFAOFKBGASW-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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75-80 °C (lit.)

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H2O: 50 mg/mL, clear, colorless

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H2O: 1 M, clear, colorless

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General description

Glycolic acid (Hydroxyacetic acid) is an α-hydroxy acid. Glycolic acid solutions having concentration of 70% and pH range of 0.08 to 2.75 are widely employed as superficial chemical peeling agents. Various oligomers or polymers of lactic and/or glycolic acid (low molecular weight) have been prepared. Glycolic acid can be determined via plant tissue coupled flow injection chemiluminescence biosensors, which can be used both as a plant-tissue based biosensor and chemiluminescence flow sensor.

Application

Glycolic acid (Hydroxyacetic acid) has been used in the preparation of PLGA-PEG-PLGA copolymer (PLGA = poly(lactic/glycolic, PEG = polyethylene glycol).

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ReagentPlus is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
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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)

ppe

Eyeshields, Faceshields, Gloves, type P3 (EN 143) respirator cartridges


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Sima Shahabi et al.
TheScientificWorldJournal, 2014, 420616-420616 (2015-01-13)
Gamma irradiation is able to affect various structural and biological properties of biomaterials In this study, a composite of Hap/PLGA-PEG and their ingredients were submitted to gamma irradiation doses of 25 and 50 KGy. Various properties such as molecular weight (GPC)
?Plant Tissue-Based Chemiluminescence Flow Biosensor for Glycolic Acid?
Li B, et al.
Analytical Chemistry, 73(6), 1203-1206 (2001)
"A novel renewable plant tissue-based electrochemiluminescent biosensor for glycolic acid"
Zhu L, et al.
Sensors and Actuators B, Chemical, 98(2), 115-121 (2004)
N Wang et al.
Journal of biomaterials science. Polymer edition, 8(12), 905-917 (1997-01-01)
A series of oligomers or low molecular weight polymers of lactic and/or glycolic acid has been synthesized with different molar ratios of lactic to glycolic acid. These oligomers have been characterized with respect to oligomer composition, molecular weight, intrinsic viscosity
F F Becker et al.
Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.], 22(5), 463-465 (1996-05-01)
Seventy percent glycolic acid solutions are being commonly used as superficial chemical peeling agents. The pH of these solutions ranges from 0.08 to 2.75. The histologic effects of these various pH solutions on human skin have not been studied. The

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