Agent Name

Mandelic acid

CAS Number

90-64-2

Formula

C8-H8-O3

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

alpha-Hydroxybenzeneacetic acid; Benzeneacetic acid, alpha-hydroxy-; 2-Hydroy-2-phenylacetic acid; 2-Phenyl-2-hydroxyacetic acid; 2-Phenylglycolic acid; Acido mandelico [Italian]; Almond acid; alpha-Hydroxy-alpha-toluic acid; alpha-Hydroxyphenylacetic acid; alpha-Toluic acid, alpha-hydroxy-; Amygdalic acid; Glycolic acid, phenyl-; Kyselina 2-fenyl-2-hydroxyethanova [Czech]; Kyselina mandlova [Czech]; MANDELIC ACID; p-Mandelic acid; Paramandelic acid; Phenylacetic acid, alpha-hydroxy-; Phenylglycolic acid; Phenylhydroxyacetic acid; Uromaline; [ChemIDplus] Amygdalinic acid; [Merck Index]

Category

Organic Acids

Description

Solid; Darkens and decomposes after prolonged light exposure; [Merck Index] White crystalline powder with a faint sweet odor; [Fisher Scientific MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a urinary antiseptic; [Merck Index] Has been used as a urinary antiseptic, oral antibiotic, and component of "chemical face peels." [Wikipedia]

Comments

Causes gastritis and other liver changes in oral lethal-dose studies of rabbits; [RTECS] An irritant; Chronic exposure may cause kidney injury and digestive tract abnormalities; [Fisher Scientific MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.64E-5 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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