Monochloroacetic Acid (MCA)

Monochloroacetic acid (MCA) appears as colorless or white hygroscopic crystals (above 19°C – liquid) but it can also be available commercially in a water solution. It has a penetrating, burning odor. It is easily soluble in water, soluble in alcohol, methanol, acetone, carbon, disulphide, benzene, chloroform, ether.

Data Sheet

Properties Value
MCA min 99.5% w/w
DCA max 0.5% w/w
Fe Max 5 ppm
Free Acetic Acid Max 0.1% w/w


  • Cosmetics industry;
  • Production of Carboxymethyl Cellulose;
  • Production of betaines as amphoteric detergent in shampoos
  • Production of plastics
  • Production of pharmaceuticals
  • Production of flavors


25-kg two-layer polyethylene bags


  • Rail
  • Land
  • Sea