Agent Name

Sodium glycolate

CAS Number

2836-32-0

Formula

C2-H4-O3.Na

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Acetic acid, hydroxy-, monosodium salt; Glycolic acid, monosodium salt; Glykokolan sodny [Czech]; Monosodium glycolate; Natriumglykolat [German]; Sodium 2-hydroxyacetate; Sodium glycollate; Sodium hydroxyacetate; Sodium lycolate; Acetic acid, 2-hydroxy-, sodium salt (1:1); Glycolic acid, sodium salt; Hydroxyacetic acid, monosodium salt; [ChemIDplus] Sodium alpha-hydroxyacetate; [RTECS]

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

White lumpy powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Formerly registered in the US for use as a hard surface disinfectant/sanitizer; [FDA] Used as a buffer in electroless plating and textile finishing; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA]

Comments

Causes zonal hepatitis, changes primarily in glomeruli, and changes in the spleen in oral lethal-dose studies of mice; Causes changes in renal tubules and weight loss in oral studies of rats; [RTECS] May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Glycolic acid."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

4.58E-10 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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