What is trichloroisocyanuric acid? 

Trichloroisocyanuric acid is a strong chlorinating agent and works as a safe disinfection agent against bacteria, viruses, and fungi. It can disinfect drinking water, livestock feeders, fish ponds, fruits and vegetables along with silkworm rooms as environmental disinfection. Its other trading names are 'Trichlor' and 'Isocyanuric acid'. This chemical is a valuable Water Chemical used in Water Purification industry.

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Trichloroisocyanuric acid


What is trichloroisocyanuric acid used for?

It has wide usage of industrial purposes:

  • It can disinfect civil sanitation, wastewater, swimming pools, and industrial water pretreatment.
  • It can oxidize microbiocide for cooling water systems.
  • It is the best bleaching agent for chemical fabrics, gunning bags, and cotton.
  • Antimicrobial property helps it to protect animals and plants from infection.
  • It is the best anti-shrink agent for woolens & battery materials.
  • It is effectively used as a deodorizer in distilleries.
  • Trichloroisocyanuric acid works as an agricultural chemical to preserve plants and fishes in horticulture and aquaculture.


What is the chemical formula of trichloroisocyanuric acid?

The chemical formula of trichloroisocyanuric acid is C3O3N3Cl3.


Is trichloroisocyanuric acid is harmful to life?

Trichloroisocyanuric acid is lethal to the human body if it is ingested. It is highly toxic, and exposure to the chemical proves to be fatal. Your eyes can irritate, and you may feel discomfort in breathing upon short exposure to trichloroisocyanuric acid. You need to take precautions when you store or dispose of trichloroisocyanuric acid to prevent any unwanted events.


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.

It is available in white crystalline granules with a chlorine-like odor. 

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What are the hazardous effects of trichloroisocyanuric acid?

Short-term exposure to trichloroisocyanuric acid can irritate skin, eyes, nose, throat, and lungs. Subsequently, it can cause coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath.


What are precautionary measures necessary to be taken to handle?

It can react violently with combustibles and is reactive with moisture. It should be stored in tightly closed containers in a cool and well-ventilated area. Always use personal protective equipment before handling trichloroisocyanuric acid. Wear a face shield along with special goggles when you are working with trichloroisocyanuric acid.


What will happen if trichloroisocyanuric acid is heated?

Trichloroisocyanuric acid explodes vigorously when it is heated.  When you heat more than 225 degrees Celsius, it will decompose to chlorine and nitrogen oxides.


Is trichloroisocyanuric soluble compound?

It is slightly soluble in water. It releases gaseous chorine upon reacting with water. It is soluble in chlorocarbons, acetone, and acetonitrile. It produces highly explosive compound nitrogen trichloride when it reacts with concentrated water (2.2 PH).


Where can I buy trichloroisocyanuric acid?

At Camachem, you can purchase trichloroisocyanuric acid 90% both in powder and tablets form in 50kg, 25kg, 10 kg, and 5 kg plastic drums. We sell trichloroisocyanuric acid worldwide in 20FT containers. We have been exporting trichloroisocyanuric acid 90% from China to the rest of the world for over a decade.

Trichloroisocyanuric acid for sale at Camachem

Trichloroisocyanuric acid

Trichloroisocyanuric acid for sale at Camachem

TCCA tablets


How much does trichloroisocyanuric acid cost?

The rate varies on the availability of raw materials and manufacturing processes. One tonne of trichloroisocyanuric acid cost around $1400.


What is the PH of trichloroisocyanuric acid?

At 1% aqueous solution, the PH of trichloroisocyanuric acid is 2.7 -3.3.


Is trichloroisocyanuric acid an electrolyte compound?

Trichloroisocyanuric acid releases free chlorine ions in an aqueous solution. So, it is an electrolyte compound.


Can trichloroisocyanuric acid go down the drain?

It is a highly flammable and toxic compound. So, always drain with acceptable disposal practices. First, you need to add trichlor into a dilute solution of sodium hydroxide or soda ash. Second, you need to neutralize the solution by adding reducing agents like 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 the sewer with abundant water.


What is the difference between trichloroisocyanuric acid and dichloroisocyanuric acid?

Dichloroisocyanuric acid is also known as Dichlor. Trichlor is available in a dry solid compound, while Dichlor is available in dehydrate and anhydrous forms. Trichlroisocyanuric acid has 90% chlorine content, while dehydrate form of dichloroisocyanuric acid has 56%, and anhydrous form has 62% chlorine content.