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Monochloroacetic Acid

Product group

Carboxylic acids and salts

Synonyms

Chloroacetic acid

IUPAC name

Monochloroacetic acid

Appearance

Colourless white crystals

Applications

Intermediate and building block for many applications. Manufacturing of carboxymethylcellulose and -starch as thickening agent for detergents, oil drilling, paper, food and pharma applications; Production of agrochemicals like herbicides (e.g. 2,4-D and MCPA) or insecticides e.g. (dimethoates); Raw material for betaine production (personal care); Manufacturing of thioglycolic acid for UV-light stabilizers in PVC and thioglycolic acid ester as additives in cosmetics; Further applications: vitamins, synthetic caffeine, malonates, glycine

Other properties:

Melting point:61 °C
Boiling point:189 °C
Density:1.58 g/ml

CABB abbreviation

MCAA

Chemical Structure:

"Monochloroacetic Acid

Formula:

C2H3ClO2

CAS-No.:

79-11-8

Molecular weight:

94.5 g/mol

UN No.:

3250

EINECS No.:

201-178-4

 

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