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Glycolic acid

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

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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:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.21

grade

anhydrous

Quality Level

product line

ReagentPlus®
Redi-Dri

assay

99%

form

crystals

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

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94815PHR14271.04106
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798053

Glycolic acid

vibrant-m

94815

Glycolic acid

vibrant-m

PHR1427

Glycolic Acid

vibrant-m

1.04106

Glycolic acid

Quality Level

100

Quality Level

300

Quality Level

300

Quality Level

300

grade

anhydrous

grade

certified reference material, TraceCERT®

grade

certified reference material, pharmaceutical secondary standard

grade

-

mp

75-80 °C (lit.)

mp

75-80 °C (lit.)

mp

75-80 °C (lit.)

mp

74-78 °C

form

crystals

form

-

form

-

form

solid

product line

ReagentPlus®

product line

-

product line

-

product line

EMSURE®

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).

Legal Information

ReagentPlus is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Redi-Dri is a trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC

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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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Sharma SK, et al.
A Handbook of Applied Biopolymer Technology: Synthesis, Degradation and Applications., 153-153 (2011)
L Atzori et al.
Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV, 12(2), 119-122 (1999-05-27)
Glycolic acid chemical peels have been widely accepted as a useful modality in many cutaneous conditions characterized by abnormalities of keratinization. The aim of this study is to evaluate the use of glycolic peels in the main clinical forms of
Glycolic acid peels for the treatment of wrinkles and photoaging.
Moy LS, et al.
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