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Glyoxylic acid CAS 298-12-4

Chemical Name: Glyoxylic acid

CAS No.: 298-12-4

Molecular Formula: C2H2O3

Formula Weight: 74.04

Assay: 50%Min


Glyoxylic acid Quick Details

Chemical Name: Glyoxylic acid

CAS No.: 298-12-4

EINECS No.: 206-058-5

Molecular Formula: C2H2O3

Formula Weight: 74.04

Assay: 50%Min

Other Names: Oxalaldehydic acid; 2-oxoethanoic acid; GA; oxo-acetic acid; Glyoxalate; Glyoxylic acid 50% in water; glyoxylic acid free acid; aldehydoformic acid; alpha-Ketoacetic acid; OCHCOOH; Oxoacetic acid; Glyoxylic acid; Formylformic acid; Acetic acid, oxo-; Aldehydoformicacid; Glyoxylate; formyl-formicaci; alpha-ketoaceticacid; a-Ketoacetic acid; glyoxylicacid(50%orless); NSC 27785; Formic acid, formyl-; Acetic acid, 2-oxo-; Glyoxalic acid; glyoxylicacid(oxo-aceticacid); a-Ketoacetic acid; Oxoethanoic acid; Formylformic; Kyselina glyoxylova

Capacity: 5500MT per month.

Sample: available

Applications Summary: Hair dye, hair care product, skin care product

Typical Properties

Item Specification Test Result
Appearance Colorless transparent liquid Conform
Glyoxylic Acid 50.0%±0.5% 50.18%
Oxalic Acid ≤1.0% 0.83%
Nitric Acid ≤0.20% None Detected
Glyoxal ≤0.25% 0.21%
Conclusion Qualified

Packaging and Shipping

25 kg/plastic drum

250kg/plastic drum

1250kg/IBC drum


Glyoxylic acid is used in Cosmetics, hair straightening, flavors and fragrances, agricultural fertilizers, and medicine fields.

1. Used as material for methyl vanillin, and ethyl vanillin in the flavor industry.

2. Used as intermediate for D-hydroxybenzeneglycin, broadspectrum antibiotic, acetophenone, amino acid, etc.

3. Used as intermediate of varnish material, dyes, plastic, agrochemical, allantoin daily-use chemicals, etc. It is popular in the cosmetic industry, for hair dye; hair care products; skin care products, etc.

4. Glyoxylic acid is the material for water purificants and pesticides. It is used as an intermediate of varnish material and dyes.

5. Glyoxylic acid also can be used in the preservation of food, as a crosslinking agent of polymerization, and as a plating additive.


1. Keep containers tightly sealed

2. Store in a cool dry ventilated place

3. Store away from oxidants

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