Carcinogen Alphabet: “G” for Glycidol

Glycidol has become an important intermediate for the production of functional epoxides. Reaction of glycidol with isocyanates affords the commercially important glycidol urethanes. It is also used as an intermediate in the production of pharmaceuticals, as an additive for synthetic hydraulic fluids and as a reactive diluent in some epoxy resin systems.

It is used as an intermediate in the production of pharmaceuticals, as an additive for synthetic hydraulic fluids and as a reactive diluent in some epoxy resin systems.

Glycidol is classified as Group 2A or possibly human carcinogen by the IARC as there is sufficient evidence in in experimental animals for the carcinogenicity of glycidol.

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