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Alfa Aesar™ Glyoxylic acid, 50% w/w aq. soln.

Chemical Identifiers

Chemical Name or Material Glyoxylic acid
CAS 298-12-4
Molecular Formula OHCCO2H
Formula Weight 74.04
MDL Number MFCD00006958
UN Number UN3265
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AAB251490B

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alfa aesar™
B251490B
1000g CALL N/A N/A
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AAB251490I

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B251490I
5000g CALL N/A N/A
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AAB2514930

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alfa aesar™
B2514930
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Description & Specifications

Specifications

Formula Weight 74.04
Melting Point −93°C
Health Hazard 1 Danger
Chemical Name or Material Glyoxylic acid
TSCA TSCA
Concentration 50% w/w aq. soln.
Recommended Storage 2° to 8°C
Health Hazard 3 GHS P Statement
P260-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P301+P330+P331-P405-P501a
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
DOT Information Transport Hazard Class: 8; Packing Group: III; Proper Shipping Name: CORROSIVE LIQUID, ACIDIC, ORGANIC, N.O.S.
CAS 298-12-4
Molecular Formula OHCCO2H
Health Hazard 2 GHS H Statement
H314-H317
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
May cause an allergic skin reaction.
Quantity 1000g
MDL Number MFCD00006958
Boiling Point 111°C
UN Number UN3265

Applications
Glyoxylic acid is used in Hopkins Cole reaction, which is used in the detection of tryptophan in proteins. It reacts with phenol to get 4-hydroxymandelic acid, which on further reaction with ammonia gives hydroxyphenylglycine, as a precursor to the drug amoxicillin. It is also used as a starting material for the preparation of 4-hydroxyphenylacetic acid, which is used to get atenolol. It is involved in the production of agrochemicals, aromas, cosmetic ingredient and pharmaceutical intermediate. It is also used in water purification and in the preservation of food. Further, it is employed as precursor in the synthesis of iron chelates. In addition to this, it serves as an intermediate of varnish material and dyes.

Solubility
Miscible with ethanol. Slightly miscible with ether and benzene. Immiscible with esters.

Notes
Incompatible with metals, alkalies, strong oxidizing agents and strong bases.

Safety and Handling

Danger

GHS P Statement
P260-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P301+P330+P331-P405-P501a
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

GHS H Statement
H314-H317
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
May cause an allergic skin reaction.

2° to 8°C