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G1796

Sigma-Aldrich

Glycolide

≥99%

Synonym(s):
1,4-Dioxane-2,5-dione
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C4H4O4
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
116.07
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.23

Quality Level

assay

≥99%

mp

82-86 °C (lit.)

shipped in

dry ice

storage temp.

−20°C

SMILES string

O=C1COC(=O)CO1

InChI

1S/C4H4O4/c5-3-1-7-4(6)2-8-3/h1-2H2

InChI key

RKDVKSZUMVYZHH-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Glycolide is a cyclic dimer of α-hydroxy acid that can be used in the formation of aliphatic polyester. It is synthesized by the dimerization of glycolic acid. It forms a low toxic synthetic biodegradable polymer that can be used in medical applications. It is majorly used in the formation of a highly crystalline poly(glycolide) by ring opening polymerization.

Packaging

25 g in serum bottle

Pictograms

Exclamation mark

Signal Word

Warning

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Eye Irrit. 2

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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