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trichloroacetic acid

Product name trichloroacetic acid
Synonyms TCA
GOST no data
CAS 76-03-9

Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) is colorless hygroscopic crystals with a sharp, pungent odor. TCA is soluble in water, acetone, carbon disulfide, methylene chloride. Being boiled in 1,2-dimethoxyethane decarboxylates to give dichlorocarben. Trichloroacetic acid neutralization with sodium hydroxide or sodium carbonate results in sodium trichloroacetate.

Production.

  • Trichloroacetic acid is produced by chloral (trichloroacetaldehyde) oxidation with 42% HNO3 at 60-65°C;
  • Direct chlorination of acetic acid in presence of catalyst or on UV irradiation;

    Uses.

    Trichloroacetic acid main use is in the production of its sodium salt, which is used in many industries, for example, as a herbicide, etching agent and antiseptic.

  • Manufacturer(s) JSC B.P. Konstantinov Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Plant
    Chemical structure of trichloroacetic acid

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