Dichloroacetic acid is an organochlorine compound which is abbreviated as DCA. it is an analogue of acetic acid as 2 out of 3 hydrogen atoms of the methyl group is replaced by the chlorine atoms. It is also known as bichloracetic acid, dichloracetic acid, dichloroacetate. The property value of hydrogen bond donor and hydrogen bond acceptor are 1 and 2 respectively and the rotatable bond count is 1.
Following is the table of formulas of dichloroacetic acid:
|The Simplified molecular-input line-entry system (SMILES)||C(C(=O)O)(Cl)Cl|
Structure Of Dichloroacetic Acid
Property Of Dichloroacetic Acid
|IUPAC name||2,2-dichloroacetic acid|
|Molecular mass||128.94 g/mol|
|Melting point||9 to 110C|
|Solubility||Miscible in water, ethanol and diethyl ether|
Applications Of Dichloroacetic Acid
- Heart failure: DCA can be used as a treatment post-ischemic recovery.
- Cancer: With the use of DCA, it is observed that there is a slow growth of certain tumours in animals and vitro studies.
- DCA can also be used in inhibition of bacterial protein synthesis by binding ribosomal receptor sites.
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