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Glyoxylic Acid

Glyoxylic acid is a colorless or light yellow liquid. It is miscible with water and slightly soluble in ethanol and ether. It is insoluble in esters and aromatic solvents. The solution is extremely stable when placed in the air, and glyoxylic acid exists in a hydrated form in the aqueous solution. Corrosive.

Structural Formula of Glyoxylic Acid

Glyoxylic Acid

Specification of Glyoxylic Acid

Chemical name:
Glyoxylic acid
Formaldehyde formic acid, Glyoxylic acid
Molecular formula:
Storage and Transportation:
Keep it tightly sealed, keep away from the sun, avoid contact with air, and store in a cool, dry, and ventilated place.Store and transport in accordance with toxic chemicals regulations.
Packed in plastic drums, each with a net weight of 250kg.
Content (%≥)
40.0, 50.0
Oxalic acid (%≤)
Glyoxal (%≤)

Glyoxylic Acid Uses

Glyoxylic Acid Uses

Glyoxylic acid is used as a raw material for the production of methyl vanillin and ethyl vanillin in the perfume industry. In the pharmaceutical industry, oxoethanoic acid is normally used as an antihypertensive drug Atenolol, D-p-hydroxyphenylglycine (a nationally developed pharmaceutical intermediate), broad-spectrum antibiotic amoxicillin (oral), acetophenone, amino acids, and other compounds. Moreover,  as a synthetic intermediate, acid glyoxylic is also an intermediate for varnish raw materials, dyes, plastics, and agricultural chemicals. It can also be used to produce allantoin, which is an intermediate of anti-ulcer drugs, pharmaceutical products, and daily chemicals.

Glyoxylic Acid Safety

Though the addition of glyoxylic acid in the chemical and food industry is really safe after being well processed, the glyoxylic acid itself is actually toxic, corrosive and irritable to skin and mucous membranes. Thus, the operators should wear protection products when processing glyoxylic acid so as to avoid the direct touch between the skin and acid glyoxylic.

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