Chloroacetic Acid Basic Information
Product Name: Chloroacetic Acid
Chloroacetic Acid Chemical Properties
Melting point: 61 °C
Boiling point: 189 °C(lit.)
Vapor density: 3.26 (vs air)
Vapor pressure: 0.75 mm Hg ( 20 °C)
Refractive index: 1.4330
Storage temp.: 0-6°C
Solubility: Soluble in methanol, acetone, diethyl ether, benzene, chloroform and ethanol.
Water Solubility: Soluble
Stability: Stable. Deliquescent. Incompatible with strong bases, alkalies, most common metals, strong oxidizing agents.
It is used as an excellent flame retardant for polyamides, replacing part of antimony trioxide in PVC to eliminate smoke and have good lubricity.
It is used in the dye industry for the production of indigo dyes.
It is used in the pharmaceutical industry for the synthesis of caffeine, barbital, adrenaline and so on.
Chloroacetic acid is an organic chemical raw material, which is widely used in pesticide production.
It can be used in the synthesis of methyl chloroacetate, working as the intermediate of organophosphate insecticide dimethoate and omethoate, in the synthesis of 2-hydroxyquinoline, working as the intermediate of quetiapine, herbicide 2,4-D, 2,4-butyl butyl ester, 2 methyl 4-chloro, glyphosate, imazosulfuron and plant growth regulator naphthalene acetic acid.
It can be used in a wide range of organic synthetic raw materials. Used in the synthetic fiber industry for the production of carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) and non-ferrous metal flotation agent Z-200#.
It can be used as a chromatography reagent。
It can be used in food additives, detergents, cold scalding and other products.