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Sigma-Aldrich

Trichloroacetic acid

puriss. p.a., ACS reagent, ≥99.5%

Synonym(s):
TCA
Linear Formula:
Cl3CCOOH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
163.39
Beilstein:
970119
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:

grade

ACS reagent
puriss. p.a.

vapor density

<1 (vs air)

vapor pressure

1 mmHg ( 51 °C)

assay

≥99.5%

impurities

≤0.002% heavy metals (as Pb)
≤0.005% water insolubles

ign. residue

≤0.01% (as SO4)

refractive index

n20/D 1.62 (lit.)

bp

196 °C (lit.)

mp

54-58 °C (lit.)

density

1.62 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

anion traces

chloride (Cl-): ≤10 mg/kg
nitrate (NO3-): ≤20 mg/kg
phosphate (PO43-): ≤5 mg/kg
sulfate (SO42-): ≤100 mg/kg

cation traces

Cu: ≤5 mg/kg
Fe: ≤10 mg/kg

suitability

complies for appearance of solution

SMILES string

OC(=O)C(Cl)(Cl)Cl

InChI

1S/C2HCl3O2/c3-2(4,5)1(6)7/h(H,6,7)

InChI key

YNJBWRMUSHSURL-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) is a chlorinated acetic acid. It is one of the major metabolite of trichloroethylene (TCE).

Application

Trichloroacetic acid may be used for the quantification of inorganic phosphorus in various biological samples (serum, urine and stool ash solutions). It may be used for the elimination of acid-soluble and lipid phosphorous during the quantitative estimation of deoxyribonucleic acid, ribonucleic acid and phosphoproteins in animal tissues. 10% trichloroacetic acid may be employed for the preparation of radioactive proteins.
Traditionally used to precipitate protein. Has been used to determine protein concentration by quantitative precipitation. Used as decalcifier and fixative in microscopy.

Pictograms

CorrosionEnvironment

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Aquatic Acute 1 - Aquatic Chronic 1 - Eye Dam. 1 - Skin Corr. 1A

Storage Class Code

8B - Non-combustible, corrosive hazardous materials

WGK

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

235.4 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

> 113 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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