(±)-Mandelic Acid, 99%, Alfa Aesar™
Manufacturer: Alfa Aesar A142230E
Mandelic acid is used in the pharmaceutical industry as an antibacterial to treat urinary tract infections. It acts as a precursor for making various drugs. It is also used as an oral antibiotic. Mandelic acid peels are widely used for treating damaged skin due to its less penetrating and irritating property. Enantiomeric resolution of (±)-Mandelic acid is performed by using the chiral amine (1R,2S)-(-)-ephedrine followed by acidification to prepare (R)-( -)-Mandelic acid.
Soluble in water, diethyl ether, ethanol and isopropanol.
Hydrophobic and light sensitive. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents and reducing agents.
|118°C to 121°C|
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Causes serious eye damage.
GHS P Statement
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician.
RTECSNumber : OO6300000
TSCA : TSCA