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Acta Cryst. (2013). E69, o336
[ doi:10.1107/S1600536813003097 ]

rac-3,3,3-Trifluorolactic acid

T. Gerber and R. Betz

Abstract: The title compound (systematic name: rac-3,3,3-trifluoro-2-hydroxypropanoic acid), C3H3F3O3, is a fluorinated derivative of lactic acid. The O=C-C-O(H) torsion angle is 13.26 (15)°. In the crystal, O-H...O hydrogen bonds and C-H...O contacts connect the molecules into sheets perpendicular to the c axis.

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