Alfa Aesar Chloroacetic acid, 99%
Manufacturer: Alfa Aesar A1148230
Chloroacetic acid is used in the production of pharmaceuticals, dyes, detergents, synthetic caffeine, glycine and thioglycolic acid, which acts as a stabilizer in PVC. It acts as a precursor to glyphosate and adrenaline. It also serves as a preservative and bacteriostat. Further, it is used as surface active agents and photosensitive chemicals. It is also used in the O-alkylation of salicylaldehyde and an active component in cosmetics. In addition, it is involved in the preparation of thickening agent carboxymethyl cellulose and carboxymethyl starch.
Soluble in water, methanol, acetone, diethyl ether, benzene, chloroform and ethanol.
Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, strong bases and strong reducing agents.
|60° to 63°C|
|Soluble in water, alcohols, benzene, chloroform, ether|
Safety and Handling
SDS & Safety Documents
GHS H Statement
Toxic if swallowed.
Toxic in contact with skin.
Toxic if inhaled.
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
GHS P Statement
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician.
IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do.
Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
DOTInformation : Transport Hazard Class: 6.1; Packing Group: II; Proper Shipping Name: CHLOROACETIC ACID, SOLID
RTECSNumber : AF8575000
TSCA : TSCA