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Thioglycolics

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thioglycolic acid (TGA)

Arkema is the largest producer worldwide of thioglycolic acid (TGA) and 2-ethylhexyl thioglycolate (2-EHTG).

 

Thioglycolic acid (TGA) was first developed in the early 1940s as an active material for cold wave permanents and depilatories.

Identity

CAS number
68-11-1, 7659-86-1
Chemical name
2-Mercaptoacetic Acid; 2-Mercaptoethanoic Acid; 2-Thioglycolic Acid; Glycolic Acid, 2-thio-;, 2-EHTG; OCTYL THIOGLYCOLATE; 2-ethvlhexvlthioglvcolate;2-ETHYLHEXYL THIOGLYCOLATE;Ethylhexyl mercaptoacetate;2-Ethylhexylmercaptoacetat;2-ETHYLHEXYL MERCAPTOACETATE;THIOGLYCOLIC ACID OCTYL ESTER;2-(ETHYLHEXYL) THIOGLYCOLATE;acetic acid, mercapto-, 2-ehylhexyl ester
Common name
TGA, 2-EHTG, 2-EHMA

Geographic availability

Worldwide

Markets

  • Chemical and plastics industry
    • Plastic additives
  • Consumer goods
    • Cosmetics
  • General industry
  • Oil and gas

Applications

  • Chemical intermediate
  • Enhanced oil recovery additive
 
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