chloroacetic acid

Chinese: 氯乙酸French: acide chloracétique (n.m.)Russian: хлоруксусная кислота

Status: ISO 765 (published)
IUPAC PIN: chloroacetic acid
IUPAC name: chloroacetic acid
CAS name: 2-chloroacetic acid
CAS Reg. No.: 79-11-8
Formula: C2H3ClO2
Activity: herbicides (halogenated alkanoic acid)
Notes: This substance is considered by the International Organization for Standardization not to require a common name.
In ISO 765-1976 the name “monochloroacetic acid” was given as an alternative.
The name “MCA” (short for monochloroacetic acid) has been used in the literature, but it has no official status.
The Chinese name “一氯乙酸” has also been used in the literature.
When this substance is used as a salt, its identity should be stated, for example sodium chloroacetate [3926-62-3].
Structure: Structural formula of chloroacetic acid
Pronunciation: klor-ō-a--tǐk ǎs-ǐd  Guide to British pronunciation
InChI: InChI=1S/C2H3ClO2/c3-1-2(4)5/h1H2,(H,4,5)

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