Sodium Thioglycolate is a white solid chemical compound which acts as a reducing agent and consist of a thioglycolate(1-). It is hygroscopic in nature and is harmful and irritant in nature and can be stored at a temperature of -20 degree Celsius. It is mostly used as reducing agent for anaerobic and microaerophilic bacterial growth. Sodium Thioglycolate can also be used as a dipilatory, irritant and chelating agent. It has a chemical formula of C2H3NaO2S with a molecular weight of 114.1grams per mol. This compound is corrosive and acutely toxic in nature which may cause skin burns and severe eye damage.
Sodium Thioglycolate Key Features:
- Usage in cold hair waving
- Best functions as a depilatory and reducing agent
- Accepts 3 and donates 1 hydrogen bond
- Colorless with the blunt irritating smell
- Product Name : Sodium Thioglycolate
- Chemical Names : SODIUM THIOGLYCOLATE; 367-51-1; Sodium mercaptoacetate; Mercaptoacetic acid sodium salt; Mollescal SF; Sodium 2-sulfanylacetate
- Molecular Formula : C2H3NaO2S
- Molecular Weight : 114.094 g/mol
- IUPAC Name : sodium;2-sulfanylacetate
- PubChem CID : 23690444
- CAS No : 367-51-1
- EC Number : 206-696-4
- Monoisotopic Mass : 113.975 g/mol
- Exact Mass : 113.975 g/mol
- Physical Description : It is a white powder with a slight odor. Used in cold-waving of hair and as a dipilatory.
- Melting Point : greater than 572 ° F
- Solubility : Very soluble
- Air and Water Reactions : Hygroscopic. Discolors on exposure to air. Water soluble.