Trichloroacetyl chloride is the acyl chloride of trichloroacetic acid. It can be formed by reacting chlorine with acetyl chloride or acetaldehyde in the presence of activated charcoal. It is used in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and plant protection compounds.
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Chemistry educational resource for Trichloroacetyl chloride (standard InChIKey PVFOMCVHYWHZJE-UHFFFAOYSA-N). Trichloroacetyl chloride (IUPAC Name); 2,2,2-Trichloro-acetyl chloride; Trichloro-acetyl chloride; Trichloroacetic acid chloride; Trichloroacetochloride. Follow the page link to go to the compound page on the Learn Chemistry wiki.