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CAS No.: 107-22-2

Molecular Formula: C2H2O2

Molecular Weight: 58.04

Structural Formular:




Glyoxal (107-22-2) is the crystalline or liquid crystalline or liquid that is colorless or yellow. The formula of glyoxal is C2H2O2. This kind of aldehyde is soluble in ethanol, ether, and soluble in water. Chemically active, it also can be added or condensed with ammonia, amide, aldehyde, carboxyl compounds.


Glyoxal (107-22-2) supplied by IRO has three grades. They are top-grade, first grade and industry grade. Different grade, different specifications. All grades are supported by advanced technology and professional service from IRO Biocide. The details as below:

Index nameTop-gradeFirst-gradeIndustry Grade
Chroma Pt-Co unit Color No.≤ 10#≤ 15#≤ 15#
Glyoxal≥ 40±0.5%≥ 40±0.5%≥ 40±0.5%
Acid (formic acid)≤ 0.1%≤ 0.15%≤ 0.2%
Aldehyde (formaldehyde)≤ 0.1%≤ 0.2%≤ 0.3%
Glycol≤ 1.0% ≤ 1.5%≤ 1.5%


What is glyoxal used for? Glyoxal (107-22-2) is a kind of fine chemical product with a wide range of applications. This aldehyde is mainly used in chemical, medicine, paper making, flavor, coating, adhesive and daily-use chemicals, etc.. It can be directly synthesized into imidazole, 2-methylimidazole, glyoxalic acid, textile finishing agent, iron-free resin and paper making auxiliaries, etc.

In the textile industry, the aldehyde can increase the spinning and anti-wrinkle of cotton, nylon as a fiber treatment agent. In Japan, 80% consumption of glyoxal is used as a fiber treatment agent. The glyoxal biocide is an insoluble adhesive. It is also used in the leather industry and waterproof matches production.

glyoxal application


Package and Storage

Packed in 200L plastic pail in cool, dry and draughty place.

Hazard Overview

  • Health hazards: Glyoxal is harmful to the human body. It can stimulate the skin and cause dermatitis. This aldehyde
    steam and fog can stimulate the eyes, mucosa and upper respiratory tract.
  • Environmental hazards: It is harmful to the environment and pollution to the atmosphere.
  • Explosion hazard: Glyoxal is poisonous and irritating.


Ethanedial, Oxalaldehyde, 107-22-2, Oxaldehyde.

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