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Monochloro Acetic Acid is a carboxylic acid which is formed by chlorinating acetic acid. It is a colourless, deliquescent crystalline solid with an odor. Monochloro Acetic Acid is highly soluble in water as well as most of the organic solvents, expects carbon tetrachloride. As its structural formula indicates, it is bi functional; with the groups having the possibility of undergoing a reaction

CAS No: 79-11-8


Intermediate and building block for many applications. Manufacturing of carboxymethylcellulose and -starch as thickening agent for detergents, oil drilling, paper, food and pharma applications; Production of agrochemicals like herbicides (e.g. 2,4-D and MCPA) or insecticides e.g. (dimethoates); Raw material for betaine production (personal care); Manufacturing of thioglycolic acid for UV-light stabilizers in PVC and thioglycolic acid ester as additives in cosmetics; Further applications: vitamins, synthetic caffeine, malonates, glycine


Sr No Characteristics Unit Specification
1 Appearance White crystalline substance with sharp pungent odour
2 Monochloro Acetic Acid
% Min 99
3 Dichloroacetic Acid
% Max 0.4
4 Acetic Acid
% Max 0.2
5 Moisture % Max 0.5
6 Heavy Metals as Pb
(% w/w)
Max PPM 10
7 Iron
Max PPM 10