An analogue of acetic acid where two to three hydrogen atoms of the methyl group which is replaced by chlorine atoms is called as dichloroacetic acid. Abbreviation used for this dichloroacetic acid is dca which is the chemical compound and salts of this dichloroacetic acid are used in drugs since they inhibit enzymes. Dichloroacetic acid is considered to be very much corrosive as only the salts of dichloroacetic acid are used therapeutically which also includes sodium and potassium salts. These dichloroacetic acid are highly used for the neuropathy, carcinogenicity and also for the self medication.
Dichloroacetic acid has salt proprieties because of which it is termed as dichloroacetic. These are typical with organic acids that are halogenated when these are in its pure form the amount of the dichloroacetic acid is of about 1.48 which has the corrosive compound and also destructive to the body's respiratory tract, membrane tissues. Dichloroacetic acid is often abbreviated as dca which is also known as an acidic analogue of acetic acid which has two or three hydrogen atoms as the salts and esters present in dichloroacetic acid are called as dichloroacetates. Dichloroacetic acid is miscible with water and organic solvents in which acid can also be added by refluxing the solvent with the use of a continuous dilute head so that the local excess of strong acid is never ever experienced.
Dichloroacetic acid is considered to be much cheaper and also can be used for some other applications which have the greater volatility of the latter making it more advantageous. Dichloroacetic acid is produced in small quantities which would be used for manufacturing of some chemicals and also this acid is found in chlorinated water as disinfection product. Dichloroacetic acid is very much used in the process of making glyoxylic acid and iron chelates which is then used for many other purposes.