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LC2852 Glycolic acid

for synthesis


Order number Packaging Quantity Price €
AC29852 Plastic bottle 100 g 29.25
AC29852 Plastic bottle 250 g 64.8
AC29852 Plastic bottle 1 kg 228.6


Product information
Synonyms Hydroxyacetic acid
Hill Formula C2H4O3
Chemical formula HOCH2COOH
HS Code 2918 19 98
EC number 201-180-5
Molar mass 76.05 g/mol
CAS number 79-14-1


Chemical and physical data
Solubility (20 °C) soluble
Melting point 76 – 80 °C
Molar mass 76.05 g/mol
Density 1.49 g/cm3 (25 °C)
Bulk density 600 kg/m3
pH value 2 (50 g/l, H2O, 20 °C)
Boiling point 100 °C (decomposition)
Vapor pressure 10.8 hPa (80 °C)
Flash point >300 °C (decomposition)


Safety information according to GHS
Hazard Statement(s) H302: Harmful if swallowed.
H314: Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Precautionary Statement(s) P260: Do not breathe dust.
P280: Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
P301 + P330 + P331: IF SWALLOWED: rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting.
P305 + P351 + P338: IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
Signal Word Danger
Hazard Pictogram(s)
RTECS MC5250000
Storage class 8 A Combustible substances, corrosive
WGK WGK 1 slightly water endangering
Disposal 3
Relatively unreactive organic reagents should be collected in container A. If halogenated, they should be collected in container B. For solid residues use container C.


Safety information
R Phrase R 22-34
Harmful if swallowed.Causes burns.
S Phrase S 22-26-36/37/39-45
Do not breathe dust.In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection.In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately (show the label where possible).
Categories of danger harmful, corrosive
Hazard Symbol Corrosive


Transport information
Declaration (transport by sea) IMDG-Code UN 3261 CORROSIVE SOLID, ACIDIC, ORGANIC, N.O.S.(GLYCOLLIC ACID), 8, II, Segregation Group: 1 (Acids)
Declaration (transport by air) IATA-DGR UN 3261 CORROSIVE SOLID, ACIDIC, ORGANIC, N.O.S.(GLYCOLLIC ACID), 8, II


Toxicological data
LD 50 oral LD50 rat 1938 mg/kg


Assay (acidimetric) ≥ 99 %
Melting range
– lower value
≥ 76 °C
– upper value ≤ 80 °C
Identity (IR) passes test


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