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Alfa Aesar™ Oxalic acid dihydrate, 98%

Chemical Identifiers

Chemical Name or Material Oxalic acid dihydrate
CAS 6153-56-6
Molecular Formula C2H2O4·2H2O
Linear Formula HO2CCO2H·2H2O
Formula Weight 126.07g/mol (90.04g/mol Anhydrous)
MDL Number MFCD00149102
UN Number UN3261
Beilstein 3679436
Merck Index 14,6911
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AAA138660B

 
alfa aesar™
A13866-0B
1000g CALL N/A N/A
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AAA138660I

 
alfa aesar™
A13866-0I
5000g CALL N/A N/A
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AAA1386630

 
alfa aesar™
A13866-30
250g CALL N/A N/A
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Description & Specifications

Specifications

Odor Odorless
Melting Point 101° to 105°C
pH 1.3
Quantity 1000g
Chemical Name or Material Oxalic acid dihydrate
CAS 6153-56-6
Assay 98%
Molecular Formula C2H2O4·2H2O
Linear Formula HO2CCO2H·2H2O
Formula Weight 126.07g/mol (90.04g/mol Anhydrous)
MDL Number MFCD00149102
UN Number UN3261
Beilstein 3679436
Merck Index 14,6911
Health Hazard 1 Danger
Health Hazard 2 GHS H Statement
H318-H302-H312
Causes serious eye damage.
Harmful if swallowed.
Harmful in contact with skin.
Health Hazard 3 GHS P Statement
P280-P305+P351+P338-P310-P301+P312-P312-P501a
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.
IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell.
Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell.
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 SOLID, ACIDIC, ORGANIC, N.O.S.
RTECS Number KI1600000
TSCA TSCA

Applications
Oxalic acid dihydrate acts as an analytical reagent, as a reducing agent for photographic films and as a mordant in dyeing process. It is used as a plating agent, a surface treating agent, a grinding agent, a precipitating agent in rare-earth mineral processing, a bleaching agent in textile and a purifying agent in pharmaceutical industry. It plays an important role in antibiotic medication like oxytetracycline and chloramphenicol. It finds application in water treatment plants to remove calcium waste water. It is also used as a buffer in chromatographic separation as well as bleach for wood, removing black stains caused by water penetration.

Solubility
Soluble in water, ethanol, ether and glycerol. Insoluble in chloroform.

Notes
Hygroscopic. Keep the container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Incompatible with bases, acid chlorides and alkali metals.

Safety and Handling

Danger

GHS P Statement
P280-P305+P351+P338-P310-P301+P312-P312-P501a
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.
IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell.
Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

GHS H Statement
H318-H302-H312
Causes serious eye damage.
Harmful if swallowed.
Harmful in contact with skin.