Chlorodibromoacetic acid

IUPAC Name: 2,2-dibromo-2-chloroacetic acid

Source: Byproduct of chlorination and chlorimation for drinking water treatment.

Summary: Chlorodibromoacetic acid (DBCAA) has a solubility in water of 2400 mg/L at 25 C and decomposes to carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrogen bromide gas and hydrogen chloride gas. It has a pKa of 0.03. It is formed in drinking water as a byproduct of disinfectants such as chlorine. The compound is a member of the haloacetic acids.

Chlorodibromoacetic acid

GHS Hazard Statement: H314, H318, GHS05