Lactic acid, butyl ester
Propanoic acid, 2-hydroxy-, butyl ester
Molecular Formula & Molecular Weight
Molecular Formula: C7H14O3
Molecular Weight: 146.18
Appearance: colorless to pale yellow liquid.
Solubility: soluble in water; 20℃, 40g/L.
Stability: stable. at strong acid, strong alkali, easily hydrolyzed.
Risk: irritation, irritation to skin, eye.
Animal toxicity: rat oral LD50: 12000mg/Kg;
rat subcutaneous LD50: >5000mg/Kg;
rabbit subcutaneous LD50: >5000mg/Kg;
rabbit oral LD50: >5000mg/Kg;
mouse subcutaneous LDLo: 11000mg/Kg.
Ecology: may be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Characteristics: excellent cleansing, dispersing abilities.
Quality standards & test methods
physical and chemical indexes
actives*, %, ≥
*: should be marked on molecular weight.
Use as emulsifying agent, emulsion stabilizer.
Solvent, masking agent in personal care products.
Cleansing agent in industrial cleaning.
Use as solvent. eg: plastics, resins, perfume, dyes.