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C19627 Sigma-Aldrich

Chloroacetic acid

99%

Synonym: Monochloroacetic acid

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Properties

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vapor density   3.26 (vs air)
vapor pressure   0.75 mmHg ( 20 °C)
InChI Key   FOCAUTSVDIKZOP-UHFFFAOYSA-N
assay   99%
bp   189 °C(lit.)
mp   60-63 °C(lit.)
solubility   water: soluble3,170  g/L at 10 °C

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1 kg in poly bottle

25 g in poly bottle

Application

Chloroacetic acid may be used to synthesize the following:
• Thiocarbamoylthioacetic acid derivatives.
• 4-Thiazolone derivatives.
• Triazinothiazolone derivatives.
• Water soluble carboxymethyl chitosan.

General description

Chloroacetic acid (CAA, monochloroacetic acid, MCAA) is a halogenated aliphatic carboxylic acid generally used as herbicide and preservative. Its mutagenic effects have been studied in Rattus norvegicus. The rate of degradation of MCA by photocatalysis using TiO2 at pH 3 is reported to be enhanced under the influence of ozone. It is an irritant that hydrolyzes proteins resulting in degradation of the cells. This property has been applied in treating plantar warts.

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