Calcium Thioglycollate

Synonyms: Calcium Mercaptoacetate; Tioglicolato cálcico. Calcium mercaptoacetate trihydrate.
Cyrillic synonym: Тиогликолят Кальция.

Chemical information

Chemical formula: C2H2CaO2S,3H2O = 184.2.
CAS — 814-71-1.


Thioglycollic acid is used, usually as the calcium salt, in depilatory preparations. Thioglycollates are also used in hair waving or straightening products with potassium bromate as the neutraliser. There have been reports of skin reactions associated with the use of thioglycollates.
Published January 22, 2019.