Wednesday, July 04, 2012


  • TFE or trifluoroethyl alcohol, this colourless, water-miscible liquid has a smell reminiscent of ethanol.
  • Trifluoroethanol is produced industrially by hydrogenation or the hydride reduction of derivatives of trifluoroacetic acid, such as the esters or acid chloride.
  • Uses :- A non-aqueous co-solvent that serves as tool to study protein folding. It is also used in various pharmaceutical, chemical and engineering applications.
  • Oxidation of trifluoroethanol yields trifluoroacetaldehyde or trifluoroacetic acid. 
  • TFEA As A Solvent :- TFEA is miscible with many oxygen Containing Compounds such As water, alcohols, ethers and ketones.It also dissolves certain Aromatic Compounds such As Benzene and Toluene
  • Energy Fields :-TFEA exhibits Both Extremely Tough Stability as well desirable thermodynamic Properties.TFEA has only found limited use in waste thermal energy recovery systems

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