Substance Information

Glyoxylic acid

EC / List no.: 206-058-5

CAS no.: 298-12-4

Mol. formula: C2H2O3

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GHS05: Corrosive GHS07: Health hazard

Danger! According to the harmonised classification and labelling (ATP15) approved by the European Union, this substance causes serious eye damage and may cause an allergic skin reaction.

Additionally, the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations identifies that this substance is suspected of causing genetic defects, may be corrosive to metals and causes skin irritation.

At least one company has indicated that the substance classification is affected by impurities or additives.

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Skin sensitising

This substance is manufactured and/or imported in the European Economic Area in 10 000 - 100 000 tonnes per year.

This substance is used by consumers, in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

This substance is used by consumers, in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

Consumer Uses

This substance is used in the following products: cosmetics and personal care products.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use as processing aid.

Article service life

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in the production of articles.
This substance can be found in complex articles, with no release intended: vehicles.

Widespread uses by professional workers

ECHA has no public registered data indicating whether or in which chemical products the substance might be used. ECHA has no public registered data on the types of manufacture using this substance. Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use as processing aid.

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: pH regulators and water treatment products, leather treatment products and polymers.
This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: pH regulators and water treatment products, leather treatment products and polymers.
This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals, textile, leather or fur, metals and fabricated metal products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in the production of articles, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates), in processing aids at industrial sites and as processing aid.

Manufacture

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance.

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