How Much Do You Know About ​Trichloroisocyanuric Acid?

Jul. 18, 2022

Trichloroisocyanuric acid is a strong chlorinating agent that can be used as a safe disinfectant against bacteria, viruses, and fungi. It is available in white crystalline granules with a chlorine-like odor.  It can be used for environmental disinfection of drinking water, livestock feeders, fish ponds, fruits and vegetables, and silkworm houses. Its other trade names are "trichlor" and "isocyanuric acid". This chemical is a valuable water chemical used in the water purification industry.

What is the chemical formula of trichloroisocyanuric acid?

The chemical formula of trichloroisocyanuric acid is C3O3N3Cl3.

Where is trichloroisocyanuric acid found? What does it look like?

Naturally, trichloroisocyanuric acid is found in joanneumite, an isocyanurate mineral found in a Guano deposit in Chile.

What is the pH value of trichloroisocyanuric acid?

In a 1% aqueous solution, the pH of trichloroisocyanuric acid is 2.7 - 3.3.

Trichloroisocyanuric acid(TCCA)CAS:87-90-1

Trichloroisocyanuric acid(TCCA)CAS:87-90-1

Is trichloroisocyanuric acid a soluble compound?

It is slightly soluble in water. It releases gaseous chlorine when it reacts with water. It is soluble in HCFC, acetone, and acetonitrile. Reacts with concentrated water (2.2 PH) to form the highly explosive compound nitrogen trichloride.

Is trichloroisocyanuric acid an electrolyte?

Trichloroisocyanuric acid releases free chloride ions in aqueous solutions. Therefore, it is an electrolyte compound.

What is trichloroisocyanuric acid used for?

Trichloroisocyanuric acid is used as an agricultural chemical to protect plants and fish in horticulture and aquaculture.

TCCA is a broad spectrum, high efficiency, and low toxic bactericide and decolorizer. Mainly used for killing germs in drinking water, industrial water, swimming pools, restaurants, and so on. Also used for the rubber chloridize, battery materials, the organic synthetic industry as well as the clothes dry bleaching; anticoagulant, etc.

It has a wide range of industrial uses.

It can be used to disinfect civil sanitation, wastewater, swimming pools, and industrial water pretreatment.

It can be oxidized for use as a biocide in cooling water systems.

It is the best bleaching agent for chemical fiber cloth, gunny sack, and cotton cloth.

Antibacterial properties help protect plants and animals from infection.

It is the best anti-shrink agent for wool and battery materials.

It is effectively used as a deodorizer in breweries.

What is the difference between trichloroisocyanuric acid and dichloroisocyanuric acid?

Dichloroisocyanuric acid is also known as dichlor. Trichloro is available as a dry, solid compound, while dichloro is available in a dehydrated and anhydrous form. Trichloroisocyanuric acid is 90% chlorine, while dichloroisocyanuric acid is 56% chlorine in the dehydrated form and 62% in the anhydrous form.

Can trichloroisocyanuric acid be lost?

It is a highly flammable and toxic compound. Therefore, please always use acceptable treatment methods for drainage. First, you will need to add trichloro to a dilute solution of sodium hydroxide or soda ash. Secondly, you need to neutralize the solution by adding reducing agents such as sodium sulfite and sodium thiosulfate. You can adjust the pH with sulfuric acid to make it a neutral solution. Now you can drain this solution into a sewer that contains a lot of water.

Where can I buy trichloroisocyanuric acid?

At Qinmu fine chemical, you can purchase 90% trichloroisocyanuric acid in powder form in 50 kg, 25 kg, 10 kg, and 5 kg, 2 kg plastic drums. We sell trichloroisocyanuric acid in 20-foot containers worldwide. For more than a decade, we have been exporting 90% of our trichloroisocyanuric acid from China to other parts of the world.  For more information and consultation, contact us here!