INTRODUCTION

Dichloroacetic acid is an organochlorine compound and a corrosive liquid with ammoniacal odor. Its natural occurrence is in seaweeds.

The compound is a versatile chemical reagent. It also possesses medicinal properties and is used as such to treat lactic acidosis, whereby it stems production of lactic acid. It is also employed as a disinfectant.

Manufacture
Dichloroacetic acid is commercially produced as a by-product in chlorination of acetic acid, the main product being chloroacetic acid.

SynonymsBichloroacetic acid
2,2-Dichloroacetic acid
CAS no.79-43-6
EINECS no.201-207-0
Molecular formulaC2H2Cl2O2
Molecular weight128.95
Structure

Applications

MedicinalAs an astringent.
Its salts are used as drugs in inhibition of the enzyme Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Kinase.
PharmaceuticalDichloroacetic acid forms a starting raw material in the manufacture of API Chloramphenicol.
AgrochemicalThe dihalogenated acid is a key intermediate in production of the herbicide Dichlormid.
Other VitalThe compound acts as a detritylation agent in nucleic acid syntheses. 
It also finds application in peptide production.

SPECIFICATIONS

TestUnitSpecification
AppearanceClear colorless to light yellow liquid
Water by KF% w/wMax 0.05
Assay by titration%Min 99.0
Assay by derivative GC%Min 99.0
Impurities by GC:
1. Chloroacetic acid%Max 1.0
2. Trichloroacetic acid%Max 1.0

STORAGE
Product is stored at ambient temperature.

PACKING
40 kg & 250 kg HDPE drums.

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