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Trichloroacetyl Chloride (TCAC) is a highly reactive chemical compound with the molecular formula C2Cl4O. It is a colorless to yellowish liquid with a pungent odor. TCAC is primarily used as an intermediate in various organic synthesis processes, including the production of pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, and specialty chemicals.

Chemical Properties:

Chemical formula: Cl3CCOCl

Molecular weight: 181.83

CAS.No: 76-02-8

Boiling Point:   114-116 °C

Density : 1.629 g/mL at 25 °C

Product Specifications:


Colorless to pale yellow color clear liquid with pungent order

Specific gravity

Between 1.60 to 1.61

Purity by GC

Not less than 98.5 (% area)


Safety Information:

As with any highly reactive chemical compound, it is crucial to handle Trichloroacetyl Chloride with extreme caution. Here are some key safety precautions:

  • Corrosive and Irritant: TCAC is corrosive and can cause severe burns and eye damage. It is essential to avoid direct contact with the skin, eyes, and clothing. In case of contact, immediately rinse the affected area with plenty of water and seek medical attention.
  • Inhalation: Inhalation of TCAC vapors or mists can irritate the respiratory system. Work in a well-ventilated area or use local exhaust ventilation to minimize exposure. If respiratory irritation occurs, move to fresh air and seek medical attention if necessary.
  • Hazardous Decomposition:Trichloroacetyl Chloride can decompose under certain conditions, releasing toxic fumes, such as hydrogen chloride gas and phosgene. It is vital to prevent exposure to these decomposition products by working in a properly ventilated environment.
  • Fire and Explosion Hazards: TCAC is a flammable liquid with a relatively low flash point. It should be stored away from heat sources, open flames, and oxidizing agents. Use appropriate fire suppression measures, such as dry chemical powder or carbon dioxide, in case of a fire.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): When handling TCAC, wear suitable protective equipment, including chemical-resistant gloves, safety goggles or face shield, and a lab coat or protective clothing. These precautions help minimize the risk of skin and eye contact.
  • Storage and Handling: Store Trichloroacetyl Chloride in a cool, dry, and well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Keep containers tightly closed when not in use. Follow proper storage and handling procedures to prevent leaks, spills, and potential hazards.

Please note that the safety information provided here is a general overview and should not replace specific guidelines and instructions provided by S R Drugs. It is essential to consult the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) which includes information on physical and chemical properties, handling and storage, potential hazards, first aid measures, and disposal considerations and follow the recommended safety practices to ensure safe handling and use of Trichloroacetyl Chloride.

Application Areas:

Pharmaceuticals:Trichloroacetyl Chloride is an important building block in the synthesis of various pharmaceutical compounds and APIs. It is used in the production of antibiotics, antihistamines, and other therapeutic agents.

Agrochemicals: TCAC serves as a key intermediate in the production of agrochemicals, including herbicides and insecticides. It plays a crucial role in crop protection and pest control.

Specialty Chemicals:Trichloroacetyl Chloride is utilized in the synthesis of specialty chemicals, such as dyes, pigments, and flame retardants. It acts as a versatile reagent for various organic reactions.

Chemical Synthesis: TCAC is widely employed as a reactive compound in organic synthesis processes. It participates in acylation, chlorination, and other chemical reactions to produce a diverse range of organic compounds.

Why Choose S R Drugs?

High Purity: Our Trichloroacetyl Chloride is of the highest purity, ensuring reliability and consistency in your applications.

Stringent Quality Control: We maintain strict quality control measures to ensure that our TCAC meets or exceeds industry standards.

Technical Expertise: Our experienced team provides technical support and guidance to meet your specific requirements.

Reliable Supply: With a robust supply chain and efficient logistics, we ensure prompt and reliable delivery of TCAC to your location.

Experience the superior quality and performance of S R Drugs' Trichloroacetyl Chloride. Contact us today to discuss your specific requirements and explore how our products can benefit your industry.

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