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Trichloroacetic Acid Price Trend

In North America, the acetic acid prices witnessed a continuous dip in the trend in Q4 2021 as a result of weak demand and adequate supplies. The prices were, however, on a higher side if compared with those in the previous quarters in the same year. Supply was restrained as the omicron cases surged which put an upward pressure on the prices. In US, the production of acetic acid started to recover slowly, but exports to Europe remained low and in limited quantities. The FOB Texas prices of the chemical in US was observed to be 1450 USD/MT whereas FOB Louisiana prices were around 1476 USD/MT. Trichloroacetic acid prices were impacted by the price of its feedstock, acetic acid.

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Procurement Resource provides prices of Trichloroacetic Acid for several regions around the globe, which are as follows:

  • North America
  • South America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • Africa


Trichloroacetic Acid, a monocarboxylic acid and an organochlorine compound, in its solid form appears as a colourless crystalline substance. It absorbs moisture from air and can form a syrup. It is miscible in water and releases heat upon combining with water. It is derived from acetic acid and is also a conjugate acid of trichloroacetate. 

Chemical Formula of Trichloroacetic Acid:

  • C2HCl3O2 or CCl3COOH    


  • 76-03-9
  • TCA or TCAA
  • Trichloroethanoic acid
  • Aceto-caustin

Molecular Weight

  • 163.38 g/mol

Industrial Uses

  • Biochemistry
  • Solvent
  • Cosmetic Treatments 
  • Topical medication
  • Research applications

Production Process

  • Production of Trichloroacetic Acid via Reaction of Acetic Acid; and via Oxidation.

Trichloroacetic Acid can be produced using the reaction of chlorine along with acetic acid. This reaction is carried out in the presence of a suitable catalyst, which generates Trichloroacetic Acid as the final product.  

Supplier Database:    

  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • ProChem, Inc. International
  • Ricca Chemical Company, LLC
  • MP Biomedicals (Valiant Co., Ltd.)
  • SynQuest Laboratories

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The displayed pricing data is derived through weighted average purchase price, including contract and spot transactions at the specified locations unless otherwise stated. The information provided comes from the compilation and processing of commercial data officially reported for each nation (i.e. government agencies, external trade bodies, and industry publications).

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