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GLYOXYLIC ACID


Trade Name

 

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 agrochemicals, aromas, cosmetic ingredients, pharmaceutical 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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