Dichloroacetic acid methyl ester
Dichloroacetic acid methyl ester, also known as methyl dichloroacetate, is an organic compound with the chemical formula C3H4Cl2O2. It is a colorless liquid, slightly soluble in water but soluble in ethanol and ether. It is mainly used as an intermediate in organic synthesis, and also as an intermediate in the production of pharmaceuticals and dyes.
- Common name: Dichloroacetic acid methyl ester
- CAS No.: 116-54-1
- Molecular formula: C3H4Cl2O2
- Molecular weight: 142.97
- State: Liquid
- Packing: 250 kg/plastic drum
- Application: Intermediate for pharmaceutical synthesis that is used to manufacture drugs such as streptomycin and chloramphenicol.