TFA stands for Trifluoroacetic acid which is also known as 2,2,2-trifluoracetic acid is an organofluorine compound. The chemical formula of TFA is CF3CO2H. It is a very strong acid finding applications in organic and inorganic chemistry as it is highly acidic. It is a colourless and odourless liquid.
The property value of hydrogen bond donor and hydrogen bond acceptor is 1 and 5 respectively. Trifluoroacetic acid is synthesised by treating the acetyl chloride in electrochemical fluorination.
Structure Of TFA Formula
Properties Of TFA Formula
|IUPAC name||2,2,2-trifluoracetic acid|
|Molecular weight||114.023 g/mol|
|Enthalpy of vapourisation||33 kJ/mol|
Applications Of TFA
- TFA is used as a precursor to produce fluorinate compounds like fluoroperacetic acid.
- It is used as a solvent for NMR and mass spectroscopy analysis.
- It is used as adhesives and sealant chemicals.
But there are few health effects of TFA like it is extremely corrosive to eyes and skin and is harmful when swallowed.
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