Mandelic acid, (R)-

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MedKoo CAT#: 596493

CAS#: 611-71-2

Description: Mandelic acid, (R)- is an aromatic alpha hydroxy acid. 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.

Chemical Structure

Mandelic acid, (R)-
CAS# 611-71-2

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 596493
Name: Mandelic acid, (R)-
CAS#: 611-71-2
Chemical Formula: C8H8O3
Exact Mass: 152.0473
Molecular Weight: 152.14
Elemental Analysis: C, 63.15; H, 5.30; O, 31.55

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Synonym: Mandelic acid, (R)-; Mandelic acid, D-; D-2-Phenylglycolic acid;

IUPAC/Chemical Name: (R)-2-hydroxy-2-phenylacetic acid


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C8H8O3/c9-7(8(10)11)6-4-2-1-3-5-6/h1-5,7,9H,(H,10,11)/t7-/m1/s1

SMILES Code: O=C(O)[C@H](O)C1=CC=CC=C1

Appearance: Solid powder

Purity: >98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Solubility: Soluble in DMSO

Shelf Life: >2 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation: This drug may be formulated in DMSO

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

HS Tariff Code: 2934.99.9001

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The following data is based on the product molecular weight 152.14 Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to the degree of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.

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1 mM 1.15 mL 5.76 mL 11.51 mL
5 mM 0.23 mL 1.15 mL 2.3 mL
10 mM 0.12 mL 0.58 mL 1.15 mL
50 mM 0.02 mL 0.12 mL 0.23 mL

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