IUPAC Name: 2,2,2-tribromoacetic acid
Source: Forms as a byproduct of chlorination and chlorimation in water treatment processes.
Summary: Tribromoacetic acid is a member of the haloacetic acids. It has a solubility in water of 200,000 mg/L at 25 C and has an acid dissociation constant of pKa = 0.72 at 25 C. Decomposition produces carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen bromide gas. Decomposition from boiling produces bromoform. Forms as a byproduct of chlorination and chlorimation during water treatment processes.
GHS Hazard Statement: H314, GHS05