Applications Protein precipitation reagent Trichloroacetic acid is used as a precipitating agent in biochemistry for precipitation of proteins, DNA and RNA. It is an active ingredient used for cosmetic treatments like chemical peels, tattoo removal and the treatment of warts including genital warts. It is also used to determine protein concentration and a decalcifier and fixative in microscopy.
Solubility Soluble in water, alcohol, ethyl ether, benzene, acetone, o-xylene and carbon tetrachloride.
Notes Moisture sensitive. Hygroscopic. Store in cool place. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, strong bases and amines.