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  Hydroxyacetic Acid, 250ml, 70% (Glycolic Acid) #012-231
Hydroxyacetic Acid, 250ml, 70% (Glycolic Acid)
Chemical Name:
Hydroxyacetic Acid
CAS Number:
Chemical Formula:
Glycolic Acid

Detailed Product Description:

Glycolic Acid (hydroxyacetic acid) is the first member of the series of

alpha-hydroxy carboxylic acids, which means it is one of the smallest

organic molecules with both acid and alcohol functionality. 


Combustible but not considered a fire hazard.  Soluble in water, alcohol,

and ether.



Commonly used in chemical milling, cleaning, and polishing of metals,

and in copper pickling solutions.  Also used in the cosmetic industry in

skin peels.


Brand, Grade & Purity:

Although Glycolic Acid occurs naturally as a trace component in

sugarcane, beets, grapes and fruits, DuPont synthesizes the product

through a purpose-built manufacturing facility. 


This is a technical grade product in a 70% solution forming a straw-

colored liquid with an odor of burnt sugar with a minimum of 98.5%





This concentration can cause severe and immediate burns to skin

eyes, and mucous membranes.  Reacts with most metals to release

flammable hydrogen gas.


Click here to download copy of MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet)



Comes packed in 250ml lab-quality HDPE Nalgene bottle.  Also

available in 500ml size.


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