DL-Mandelic Acid

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Formula C8H8O3
Molar mass 152.149 g/mol
CAS number 611-72-3
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Description

Mandelic acid is an aromatic alpha hydroxy acid with the molecular formula C6H5CH(OH)CO2H. It is a white crystalline solid that is soluble in water and polar organic solvents. It is a useful precursor to various drugs. The molecule is chiral. The racemic mixture is known as paramandelic acid. Mandelic acid has a long history of use in the medical community as an antibacterial, particularly in the treatment of urinary tract infections.It has also been used as an oral antibiotic, and as a component of “chemical face peels”, along with other alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs).

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Formula
C8H8O3
Molar mass
152.149 g/mol
CAS Number
611-72-3
Density
1.30 g/cm3
Purity/Grade
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