Propanoic acid, 2-hydroxy-
Molecular Formula & Molecular Weight
Appearance: liquid; low temperature, solid.
Solubility: soluble in water.
Risk: irritation, irritation to skin, eye.
Animal toxicity: guinea pig oral LD50: 1810mg/Kg;
mouse oral LD50: 4875mg/Kg;
quail oral LD50: > 2250mg/Kg;
rabbit skin LD50: > 2000mg/Kg;
rabbit oral LDLo: 5000mg/Kg;
rabbit rectal LDLo: 600mg/Kg;
rat oral LD50: 3543mg/Kg.
Ecology: may be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Characteristics: excellent cleansing, dispersing abilities.
Quality standards & test methods
physical and chemical indexes
actives*, %, ≥
*: should be marked on molecular weight.
Use as cleansing agent.
Conditioning agent, buffering agent, humectant in personal care products.
Use as intermediate in organic synthesis.
Use as plant growth regulator.
Use as food additive.