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798053 Sigma-Aldrich

Glycolic acid

anhydrous, free-flowing, Redi-Dri, ReagentPlus®, 99%

Synonym: Hydroxyacetic acid

  • CAS Number 79-14-1

  • Linear Formula HOCH2COOH

  • Molecular Weight 76.05

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 1209322

  •  EC Number 201-180-5

  •  MDL number MFCD00004312

  •  PubChem Substance ID 329768628

  •  NACRES NA.21

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Properties

Quality Level   100
grade   anhydrous
product line   ReagentPlus®
  Redi-Dri
assay   99%
mp   75-80 °C (lit.)
SMILES string   OCC(O)=O
InChI   1S/C2H4O3/c3-1-2(4)5/h3H,1H2,(H,4,5)
InChI key   AEMRFAOFKBGASW-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Description

General description

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

Application

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

Packaging

100, 500 g in poly bottle

Legal Information

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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
RIDADR 
UN 3261 8 / PGII
WGK Germany 
WGK 1
RTECS 
MC5250000

Documents

Certificate of Analysis (COA)

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Protocols & Articles

Articles

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Peer-Reviewed Papers
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