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Rapidly dissolving mixtures containing Trichloroisocyanuric acid (TCCA)

Rapidly dissolving mixtures containing Trichloroisocyanuric Acid (TCCA)
A composition suitable for sanitizing water bodies consists of a mixture in compressed form of Trichloroisocyanuric Acid (TCCA) and an alkali metal bicarbonate. The mixture has a molar ratio of alkali metal bicarbonate to trichloroisocyanuric acid of from about 3:1 to about 1:1 and a moisture content of less than 0.2 percent by weight of the mixture.
The novel compositions, for example in tablet form, rapidly dissolve in water bodies such as swimming pools, spas and hot tubs to provide high concentrations of available chlorine for sanitizing the water. The compositions effervesce during dissolution and are resistant to thermal decomposition.

Oxidation studies of symmetrical and unsymmetrical ethers : Comparison of Trichloroisocyanuric Acid (TCCA) and hypochlorous acid reagent
The study of the oxidation of symmetrical and unsymmetrical ethers in the direct conversions of ethers to esters by Trichloroisocyanuric Acid (TCCA) is reported. Initial work indicates that there is a selectivity in the oxidation of unsymmetrical ethers and that Newman's “rule of six” may be an important factor in this selectivity. Hypochlorous acid which is a simpler positive halogenating agent and which could actually be the functioning oxidizing agent generated by hydrolysis of Trichloroisocyanuric Acid (TCCA) is not effective as a general oxidizing agent or substitute for Trichloroisocyanuric Acid (TCCA). although it does oxidize diethyl ether and tetrahydrofuran.