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532509 Sigma-Aldrich

(S)-(−)-Trifluorolactic acid

98%

Synonym: (S)-(−)-3,3,3-Trifluoro-2-hydroxypropanoic acid

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Properties

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Quality Level   100
assay   98%
optical activity   [α]20/D −42°, c = 1 in chloroform
mp   72-76 °C (lit.)
SMILES string   O[C@@H](C(O)=O)C(F)(F)F
InChI   1S/C3H3F3O3/c4-3(5,6)1(7)2(8)9/h1,7H,(H,8,9)/t1-/m0/s1
InChI key   BVKGUTLIPHZYCX-SFOWXEAESA-N

Description

Application

(S)-(-)-Trifluorolactic acid can be used as a chiral derivatizing agent to determine the enantiomeric purity of chiral secondary alcohols.
It can also be utilized as a reactant to synthesize:
•  (S,S) Double-headed bis(trifluorolactate)s with polymethylene chains by esterification reaction with α,ω-alkanediols.
•  Chiral 1,1,1-trifluoromethyl-2-alkanols.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
GHS05  GHS05
Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
RIDADR 
UN 1759 8 / PGIII
WGK Germany 
WGK 3
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable

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