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Trichloroacetic Acid, 200grams #012-240
Trichloroacetic Acid, 200grams
Chemical Name:
Trichloroacetic Acid
CAS Number:
Chemical Formula:
Trichloroethanoic Acid

Detailed Product Description:

Deliquescent, colorless crystalline powder with sharp, pungent odor.

Soluble in water, alcohol and ether. Nonflammable.



This is ACS Reagent Grade material with a minimum purity of 99.8%



Trichloroacetic acid (also known as trichloroethanoic acid) is an

analog of acetic acid in which the three hydrogen atoms of the methyl

group have all been replaced by chlorine atoms.  It is prepared by the

reaction of chlorine with acetic acid in the presence of a suitable catalyst.


Application Notes:

This compound is widely used in biochemistry for the precipitation of

macromolecules such as proteins, DNA and RNA.


Its sodium salt is used as a weedkiller.  Solutions containing trichloroacetic

acid as an ingredient are used for tattoo removal and the treatment of warts.

It can kill normal cells as well.  


Salts of trichloroacetic acid are called trichloroacetates.  Reduction of

trichloroacetic acid results in dichloroacetic acid, a pharmacologically

active compound.



Toxic by ingestion and inhalation.

Download MSDS below.  Read and understand precautions fully before using

this substance.


Click here to download MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet)



Quantity of 200 grams comes packed in 250ml wide-mouth amber glass bottle.


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