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Testing Status of Trichloroacetic acid M882485


CASRN: 76-03-9

Formula: C2-H-Cl3-O2

Synonyms/Common Names

  • TCA
  • Trichloracetic acid
  • Trichloroethanoic acid

Known Uses

Microscopy decalcifier, fixative, cauterizing agent used to dissolve keratin in aphthous stomatitis, intermediate for herbicides, astringent, antiseptic (HSDB 1990). Disinfection by-product formed by the chlorination of natural organic matter

Chemical Properties

Toxicity Effects (HSDB)

Genetic Toxicology

  • Salmonella  (A37135)  Completed 
    •  Negative