Monochloroacetic Acid 80%

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Monochloroacetic Acid (MCA), also known as Chloroacetic Acid, is a Carboxylic Acid that appears as a colorless crystalline material at room temperature. It is highly soluble in water and many other organic compounds and is a chlorine derivative of Acetic Acid. Lab Alley’s Monochloroacetic Acid (Chloroacetic Acid)80% contains 80% contents of Monochloroacetic Acid in its solution with water. It is primarily used in the production of carboxymethylcellulose (CMC), which consumes up to 30% of the Monochloroacetic Acid produced globally. This compound plays an important role in the production of Polyvinyl Chloride as a stabilizer and is also used as an intermediate in the synthesis of indigo dyes.

Chloroacetic acid, industrially known as monochloroacetic acid, is the organochlorine compound with the formula ClCH₂CO₂H. This carboxylic acid is a useful building-block in organic synthesis.


Monochloroacetic Acid (Chloroacetic Acid), 80% Features:

Physical state Liquid
Color Colorless
Odor Pungent
Flash point None – closed cup
Melting point / freezing poing 16-42ºC – lit.
pH <1.0 at 800 g/l at 20ºC
Boiling point 116-145º C – lit.
Vapor pressure (17.5 mmHg) at 20ºC
Specific Gravity 1.25-1.35
Water solubility Soluble
Common Uses
  • Crop protection
Commercial/Industrial Applications
  • Herbicides production
  • Agrochemical industry
  • Polymer manufacturing
  • Cosmetics industries
Safety and Handling

Please contact us to request a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) and Certificate of Analysis (COA) for Monochloroacetic Acid 80% Solution w/v.

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  • Is the monochloroacetic acid here is food grade?

    This product is a lab grade not food (FCC) grade. 
    Thank you.