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Glycidol structure
Chemical Name:
EpiolOH;Glycide;lycidol;GLYCIDOL;NCI-C55549;dl-Glycidol;Glycidol96%;Glycidol 96%;(RS)-Glycidol;Glycidol ,97%
Molecular Formula:
Formula Weight:
MOL File:

Glycidol Properties

Melting point:
-54 °C
Boiling point:
61-62 °C15 mm Hg(lit.)
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. 
Powder, Crystals or Chunks
White to light yellow-beige
Water Solubility 
Exposure limits
TLV-TWA 75 mg/m3 (25 ppm) (ACGIH); 150 mg/m3 (50 ppm) (OSHA); IDLH 500 ppm (NIOSH).
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.
CAS DataBase Reference
556-52-5(CAS DataBase Reference)
NIST Chemistry Reference
EPA Substance Registry System
  • Risk and Safety Statements
  • Hazard and Precautionary Statements (GHS)
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)
Signal word: Danger
Hazard statements:
Code Hazard statements Hazard class Category Signal word Pictogram P-Codes
H242 Heating may cause a fire Self-reactive substances and mixtures; and Organic peroxides Type C, D,Type E, F
Type G
P210, P220, P234, P280, P370+P378,P403+P235, P411, P420, P501
H315 Causes skin irritation Skin corrosion/irritation Category 2 Warning P264, P280, P302+P352, P321,P332+P313, P362
H319 Causes serious eye irritation Serious eye damage/eye irritation Category 2A Warning P264, P280, P305+P351+P338,P337+P313P
H331 Toxic if inhaled Acute toxicity,inhalation Category 3 Danger P261, P271, P304+P340, P311, P321,P403+P233, P405, P501
H335 May cause respiratory irritation Specific target organ toxicity, single exposure;Respiratory tract irritation Category 3 Warning
H341 Suspected of causing genetic defects Germ cell mutagenicity Category 2 Warning P201,P202, P281, P308+P313, P405,P501
H350 May cause cancer Carcinogenicity Category 1A, 1B Danger
Precautionary statements:
P201 Obtain special instructions before use.
P261 Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray.
P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
P308+P313 IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention.
P403+P233 Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed.

Glycidol price More Price(6)

Manufacturer Product number Product description CAS number Packaging Price Updated Buy
Sigma-Aldrich 74595 (±)-Glycidol analytical standard 556-52-5 100mg $51.5 2018-11-13 Buy
Sigma-Aldrich G5809 Glycidol 96% 556-52-5 2.5kg $600 2018-11-13 Buy
Sigma-Aldrich G5809 Glycidol 96% 556-52-5 500g $165 2018-11-13 Buy
Sigma-Aldrich Y0001048 Levodropropizine impurity C European Pharmacopoeia (EP) Reference Standard 556-52-5 y0001048 $179 2018-11-23 Buy
Sigma-Aldrich G5809 Glycidol 96% 556-52-5 5g $34.2 2018-11-13 Buy

Glycidol Chemical Properties,Uses,Production

Chemical Properties

colourless liquid

Chemical Properties

Glycidol is a colorless liquid.


Glycidol is used as a stabilizer for natural oilsand vinyl polymers, as a demulsifier, and asa leveling agent for dyes.


Stabilizer in manufacturing of vinyl polymers; intermediate in synthesis of glycerol, glycidyl ethers, and amines; additive for oil and synthetic hydraulic fluids; epoxy resin diluent.


An epoxide building block


an epoxide

General Description

Odorless clear colorless liquid.

Air & Water Reactions

Sensitive to moisture.

Reactivity Profile

Glycidol is sensitive to moisture. Glycidol is also sensitive to light. Glycidol may polymerize if heated above room temperature. Glycidol may darken on storage. Stability studies of Glycidol stored for two week protected from light indicated definite decomposition at 140° F, and strongly indicated instability at 77° F. A solution of Glycidol in water was found to be unstable when stored at room temperature, even after one day in the dark. Glycidol is incompatible with strong oxidizers. Glycidol will undergo explosive decomposition in the presence of strong acids or bases, salts (such as aluminum chloride, iron(III)chloride or tin(IV) chloride) or metals (such as copper and zinc). Glycidol is also incompatible with nitrates. Glycidol will attack some forms of plastics, rubber and coatings.


Toxic material. Probable carcinogen.

Health Hazard

Glycidol is an eye, lung, and skin irri-tant. The pure compound caused severebut reversible corneal injury in rabbit eyes(ACGIH 1986). Exposure to its vapor causedirritation of lung in mice, resulting in pneu-monitis. There is no evidence of any cumula-tive toxicity. From the limited toxicity data,it appears that the health hazard to humansfrom its exposure is, primarily, respiratoryirritation, stimulation of the central nervoussystem, and depression.
Glycidol is mutagenic, testing positive inthe histidine reversion–Ames test. There isno report of its carcinogenic action. Oraland intraperitoneal administration of gly-cidol in rats showed harmful effects onfertility.

Fire Hazard

Glycidol is combustible.

Safety Profile

Confirmed carcinogen with carcinogenic data reported. Poison by intraperitoneal route. Moderately toxic by ingestion, inhalation, and sh contact. Experimental teratogenic and reproductive effects. A skin irritant. Human mutation data reported. Animal experiments suggest somewhat lower toxicity than for related epoxy compounds. Readdy absorbed through the skin. Causes nervous excitation followed by depression. Explodes when heated or in the presence of strong acids,bases, metals (e.g., copper, zinc), and metal salts (e.g., aluminum chloride, iron(II1) chloride, tin(Iy chloride). When heated to decomposition it emits acrid smoke and fumes. See also DIGLYCIDYL ETHER.

Potential Exposure

Glycidol is used as an intermediate in the synthesis of glycerol, glycidyl ethers, esters, and amines.

First aid

If this chemical gets into the eyes, remove any contact lenses at once and irrigate immediately for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting upper and lower lids. Seek medical attention immediately. If this chemical contacts the skin, remove contaminated clothing and wash immediately with soap and water. Seek medical attention immediately. If this chemical has been inhaled, remove from exposure, begin rescue breathing (using universal precautions, includ ing resuscitation mask) if breathing has stopped and CPR if heart action has stopped. Transfer promptly to a medical facility. When this chemical has been swallowed, get medi cal attention. Give large quantities of water and induce vomiting. Do not make an unconscious person vomit. Medical observation is recommended for 24 to 48 hours after breathing overexposure, as pulmonary edema may be delayed. As first aid for pulmonary edema, a qualified med ical professional might consider administering a corticoste roid spray. Cigarette smoking may exacerbate pulmonary injury and should be discouraged for at least 72 hours following exposure. If symptoms develop or overexposure is suspected, chest X-ray should be considered.


UN2810 Toxic liquids, organic, n.o.s., Hazard Class: 6.1; Labels: 6.1-Poisonous materials, Technical Name Required.

Purification Methods

[S(-)-isomer, § also available on polymer support, has b 49-50o/7mm, 66-67o/19mm, [ ] D -1 5o(neat)], [R(+)-isomer has b 56 -5 6 . 5o/11mm, d 4 1.117, n D 1.429, [ ] D +15o (neat)]. Purify glycidol by fractional distillation.


May form explosive mixture with air. Violent reaction with strong oxidizers, nitrates. Decomposes on contact (especially in the presence of heat) with strong acids, strong bases, water, metal salts, e.g., alu minum chloride, ferric chloride, and tin chloride), or metals (copper and zinc), causing fire and explosion hazard. Contact with barium, lithium, sodium, magnesium, and tita nium may cause polymerization. Attacks some plastics, rubber, and coatings.

Waste Disposal

Concentrated waste contain ing no peroxides: discharge liquid at a controlled rate near a pilot flame. Concentrated waste containing peroxides: perforation of a container of the waste from a safe distance followed by open burning.

Glycidol Preparation Products And Raw materials

Raw materials

Preparation Products

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2018-08-06 Glycidol
US $1.00 / KG 1KG 99% Customized career henan chemical co

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