Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) is derived from Trichloroethylene (TCE) metabolism. It is used as an acid decalcifying agent. TCA is used as a fixative for nuclear staining and protein precipitation.
Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) has been used:
• to determine its effect on avian embryos during an exposure window encompassing cardiac specification
• as a cell fixative
• to terminate the O-acetylserine (thiol)lyase (OASTL) enzymatic assay
• for the precipitation of acidic ribosomal proteins (RPs)