Agent Name

Ammonium glycolate

CAS Number

35249-89-9

Formula

C2-H4-O3.H3-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Hydroxyacetic acid, ammoniuum salt; Acetic acid, 2-hydroxy-, ammonium salt (1:1); Acetic acid, hydroxy-, monoammonium salt; [ChemIDplus] DuPont Glyclean OS; AMMONIUM HYDROXYACETIC ACID; [DuPont MSDS] UN3265

Category

Ammonium Compounds

Description

Solution is clear colorless liquid; [DuPont MSDS]

Comments

Composed of 40-50% glycolic acid (CAS# 79-14-1), 40-50% water (CAS# 7732-18-5), and 8-12% ammonium hydroxide (CAS# 1336-21-6); A severe irritant that may cause serious eye injury and pulmonary edema; [DuPont MSDS] See "Glycolic acid."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Corrosive liquid, acidic, organic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

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