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Glycidol Structure


Chemical Properties

Melting point -54 °C
Boiling point 61-62 °C/15 mmHg (lit.)
Density  1.117 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)
vapor density  2.15 (vs air)
vapor pressure  0.9 mm Hg ( 25 °C)
refractive index  n20/D 1.433(lit.)
Flash point 178 °F
storage temp.  -20°C
solubility  Soluble in acetone, alcohol, benzene, chloroform, and ether (Weast, 1986)
pka 14.62±0.10(Predicted)
form  Powder, Crystals or Chunks
color  White to light yellow-beige
Water Solubility  soluble
Merck  13,4503
BRN  383562
Exposure limits TLV-TWA 75 mg/m3 (25 ppm) (ACGIH); 150 mg/m3 (50 ppm) (OSHA); IDLH 500 ppm (NIOSH).
Stability Stability Stable, but may explode on contact with strong acids, strong bases, heavy metals, heavy metal salts. May decompose on exposure to water or moist air.
LogP -0.95 at 25℃
CAS DataBase Reference 556-52-5(CAS DataBase Reference)
IARC 2A (Vol. 77) 2000
NIST Chemistry Reference Glycidol(556-52-5)
EPA Substance Registry System Glycidol (556-52-5)

Safety Information

Hazard Codes  T
Risk Statements  45-60-21/22-23-36/37/38-68
Safety Statements  53-45-36/37-26
RIDADR  UN 2810 6.1/PG 3
WGK Germany  3
RTECS  UB4375000
Autoignition Temperature 780 °F
Hazard Note  Toxic
HazardClass  6.1(b)
PackingGroup  III
HS Code  29109000
Hazardous Substances Data 556-52-5(Hazardous Substances Data)
Toxicity Acute oral LD50 for mice 431 mg/kg, rats 420 mg/kg (quoted, RTECS, 1985).
IDLA 150 ppm


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