GLYOXYLIC ACID 50

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GLYOXYLIC ACID 50

CAS Number 298-12-4
EINECS Number 206-058-4
INCI Name Glyoxylic acid
Other names Oxoethanoic acid, Oxoacetic acid, Acetic acid, Oxo-, Glyoxalic acid
Formula C2H2O3
Molecular weight 74.04
Description
Glyoxylic acid is a highly reactive chemical intermediate having two functional groups: the aldehyde group and the carboxylic acid group. Strong organic acid (Ka=4.7x10-4), miscible in water & alcohol, insoluble in organic solvents. It is supplied as a 50% water solution.

Glyoxylic acid is an important C2 building block for many organic molecules of industrial importance, used in the production of agrochemicalsaromascosmetic ingredientspharmaceutical intermediates and polymers.

Glyoxylic acid finds application in personal care as neutralizing agent, it is widely used in hair straightening products in particular (shampoos, conditioners, lotions, creams) at levels of 0.5-10%.

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Main applications of glyoxylic acid
Agrochemicals
 

Ethylenediamine-N,N'-bis [(2-hydroxyphenyl) acetic acid] (EDDHA)

 

Glyphosate
2-Hydroxyquinoxaline
Aromas
Vanillin
Ethylvanillin
Heliotropin
Cosmetic ingredients
Allantoin

Pharmaceutical intermediates

Mandelic acid
Hydroxyphenylacetic acid
p-Hydroxyphenylglycine
p-Hydroxyphenylhydantoin
Diphenylacetic acid
Orotic acid
Polymers
Acrylamidoglycolic acid (AGA)

 

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