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trichloroacetic acid

CAS No.: 76-03-9
Synonyms:
Formula: C2HCl3O2
Exact Mass: 161.90400
Molecular Weight: 163.38700
PSA: 37.30000
LogP: 1.44120
Description Feedback
Trichloroacetic acid (TCA; TCAA; also known as trichloroethanoic acid) is an analogue of acetic acid in which the three hydrogen atoms of the methyl group have all been replaced by chlorine atoms. Salts and esters of trichloroacetic acid are called trichloroacetates.

Properties Feedback
Appearance & Physical State:clear to white flakes
Density:1.6298
Melting Point:52-58ºC
Boiling Point:196ºC
Flash Point:NotºConsidered to be a fire hazard
Refractive Index:n20/D 1.62(lit.)
Water Solubility:120 g/100 mL (20 ºC)
Stability:Stable, but moisture sensitive. Incompatible with water, strong bases. Note that the Merck Index states that this material is hydrolytically unstable in aqueous solution below 30% by weight. Decomposition products include carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide
Storage Condition:2-8ºC
Vapor Pressure:1 mm Hg ( 51 °C)
Vapor Density:<1 (vs air)

Safety Info Feedback
Symbol:
GHS05

GHS09
Sign:Danger
hazard declaration:H314; H410
hazard declaration add:
waring notice:P260; P280; P303 + P361 + P353; P304 + P340 + P310; P305 + P351 + P338
RTECS:AJ7875000
Hazard Class:8
Safety Statements:S26-S36/37/39-S45-S60-S61
HS Code:29154000
Packing Group:II
WGK Germany:2
RIDADR:UN 1839/2564
Risk Statements:R35; R50/53
Hazard Codes:C

GC Analytical Method Total: 1 GC Analytical Method
Normal alkane RI, non-polar column, custom temperature program [Detail]
Column type Active phase Temperature (C) Retention Index (I) Reference
Capillary Methyl Silicone 1390. Zenkevich, 1996
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Synthesis Route Total: 49 Synthesis Route
 
127-18-4
79-43-6
76-03-9
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