Glycolic acid (or hydroxyacetic acid; chemical formula HOCH2CO2H) is a colourless, odourless and hygroscopic crystalline solid, highly soluble in water. It is used in various skin-care products. Glycolic acid is widespread in nature. A glycolate (sometimes spelled "glycollate") is a salt or ester of glycolic acid.
CAS Number: 79-14-1
UN Number: 3261
Hazard Class: 8
Packing Group: II
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