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Trifluoroacetic acid (TFA) is a substitution derivative of acetic acid, with fluorine atoms replacing the hydrogen atoms of the acetyl group. It is also a much stronger acid than acetic acid. TFA is widely used in organic synthesis as well as ion pairing reagent or buffer in HPLC. TFA can be detected at low UV. Using Newcrom BH mixed-mode column, a mobile phase of acetonitrile (ACN) and water with sulfuric acid (H2SO4) buffer can be used to retain TFA and UV detect it at 200nm.