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Monochloroacetic Acid (MCA)

MONOCHLOROACETIC ACID (MCA) (ClCH2CO2H) is a colorless or white crystalline solid, highly hygroscopic, sharp odor, inflammable, soluble in water and common organic solvent. MCA is organochlorine compound is a useful building-block in organic synthesis. SYNONYMS: Chloroacetic acid, Chloroethanoic acid, Monochloroethanoic acid, MCAA, MCA. IUPAC NAME: Chloroacetic acid SYSTEMATIC IUPAC NAME: Chloroethanoic acid CAS REGISTRY NUMBER: 79-11-8 EC NUMBER: 201-178-4 UN NUMBER: 1751 CHEMICAL FORMULA: C2H3ClO2 APPLICATIONS Monochloroacetic Acid (MCA) is use in the production of a wide variety of useful compounds such as drugs, dyes, agrochemicals and thickening agents. Most reactions take advantage of the high reactivity of the C–Cl bond.
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