Monochloroacetic Acid (MCA)

TerraTech Chemicals (I) Pvt Ltd is one of the India’s key player in MCA, which is produced @ Ahmedabad, India, follows international manufacturing standards and is well equipped with the latest scientific instruments for quality control and assurance.

TerraTech Chemicals (I) Pvt Ltd is recognized as a reliable MCA producer with the required focus on safety and superior logistics.

MCA crystals are hygroscopic crystalline substance with a characteristic pungent odour and classified as Hazardous,Toxic and Corrosive.

2Molecular FormulaC2H3CLO2
3Molecular Weight94.50
4CAS Reg No79-11-8
5AppearanceA White Crystalline powder with pungent smell
6SolubilitySoluble in water
7SpecificationsTESTTesting Method% AssayMin. 99.0% w/wGC% Dichloro Acetic AcidMax. 00.50% w/wGC% Moisture (If Required)Max 00.50% w/wKarl FischerAcetic AcidMax 00.25%GCIron content (as Fe) (If Required)Max. 10 ppmAASHeavy Metal (as Pb) (If Required)Max. 10 ppmAAS
8UN No1751
9IMCO Class6.1(8)
10UsesIntermediate 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.
11Packing25/50 Kg HDPE Bags with Liner, 25 Kg Paper Bag with Liner, 1050/1100 Kg FIBC Jumbo Bags.
12StorageStore in a close Ventilated & shaded area.
13PrecautionAvoid contact with skin and eyes.
14NoteThe information given in this Data Sheet is based on the present state of our knowledge. Any conclusions and recommendations made are without liability on our part. Buyers and Users should make their own assessment of our product under their own conditions and for their own requirements.

MCA and SMCA is used directly or indirectly as an important intermediate to produce

End ProductsUses
Carboxy Methyl Cellulose (CMC) Polyanionic Cellulose (PAC)Thickening agent for food, oil, mining, personal care products, detergents, adhesives
2,4-D (phenoxyacetic), Dimethoate, Glyphosate, 2-Methyl-4-Chlorophenoxy-acetic acid (MCPA)Crop protection Chemicals
ThioglycolatesThermo Stabilizers for PVC, Hair care and other cosmetics
Carboxymethyl Starch, Cynoacetic acid (incl, Esters) MalonatesAdhesives
Betaines, Imidazolines, Ethercarboxlic acids, EDTASurfactants, Sequestering agents
Chloro acetyl chloride (CAC), Glycine, Phenoxyacetic acidPharmaceuticals
Cynoacetic acid (Caffeine)Food Products

TerraTech Chemicals (I) Pvt Ltd has a state of the art facilities for Chemical and analytical testing. Control smaples are maintained in closed containers. All shipments are comprehensively tested and inspected before dispatch.

Following Quality tests are performed on MCA raw materials and finished product:

Acetic Acid PurityChemical Analysis & Freezing Point Methods As per International Standards Reported. Formic Acid & Acetaldehyde Also Tested As Per International Standards Reported.
ChlorineSupplier Test Methods. Validated in Own Labs
MCAA Purity TestGas Chromatography (GC)
Set Point TestChemical Analysis
Moisture EstimationKarl Fischer Test (KF)
Heavy MetalTesting by Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry (AAS)