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1,3-Dihydroxyacetone dimer, 97% - CAS 62147-49-3 - Formula C6H12O6


Certificate of Analysis

1,3-Dihydroxyacetone dimer, 97%

CAS: 62147-49-3 MDL: MFCD00051019  EINECS: 202-494-5
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Alternate Name: 2,5-Dihydroxy-1,4-dioxane-2,5-dimethanol


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Chemical Properties

Formula: C6H12O6  Melting point: ca 75-82°
Formula weight: 180.16  Sensitivity: Hygroscopic

Literature References

In solid state, exists predominantly as trans-2,5-dihydroxy-1,4-dioxane-2,5-dimethanol (structure and CAS registry number as shown). On melting or in solution, mainly dissociates to monomeric 1,3-dihydroxyacetone [96-26-4]: J. Mol. Struct., 35, 85 (1976).

For a review of the dihydroxyacetone unit as a verstaile 3-carbon building block in organic synthesis, see: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 44, 1305 (2005).

Other References

Merck: 14,3182
Beilstein: 112910
Harmonized Tariff Code:   2932.99

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements : H315-H319-H335

Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.

Precautionary Statements : P261-P280-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P405-P501A

Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

Harmful or Irritant

Risk & Safety

Risk Phrases: 36/37/38
Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin.
Safety Phrases: 26-37
In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice. Wear suitable gloves.
RTECS: UC1645000