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Glycolic Acid

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Glycolic acid

Product Number

CAS No. 79-14-1

Description

Glycolic acid is a weak α-hydroxy acid used in paints and coatings, dyeing and tanning textiles, metal cleaning solutions, and cosmetics.

Packaging Options: Typically available in drums, totes, and bulk. Contact us or ask your representative for further information.

Synonyms

2-Hydroxyethanoic acid, Dicarbonous acid, Glycolic acid, Hydroxyacetic acid

Applications

Glycolic acid is a weak α-hydroxy acid which is often used in paints and coatings to improve flow properties, give a gloss finish, or increase the coefficient of friction on a surface. It is also used for dyeing and tanning in the textile industry, metal cleaning solutions, and in chemical peels for skin care.

Compatibilities

Glycolic acid is incompatible with bases, cyanides, sulfites, and strong oxidizing or reducing agents. Please see SDS for full safety and compatibility information.
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