Ethyl lactate
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Ethyl lactate
Alias
Lactic acid, ethyl ester
Propanoic acid, 2-hydroxy-, ethyl ester
Category
Non-ionic surfactants-Esters
CAS No.
97-64-3
Molecular Formula & Molecular Weight
Molecular Formula: C5H10O3
Molecular Weight: 118.13
Structural Formula
Properties
Appearance: colorless liquid.
Solubility: soluble in water. soluble in ethyl ether.
Stability: stable. at strong acid, strong alkali, easily hydrolyzed.
Risk: irritation, irritation to skin, eye.
Animal toxicity[1]: rat oral LD50: 8200mg/Kg;
mouse oral LD50: 2500mg/Kg;
mouse intravenous LD50: 600mg/Kg.
Ecology: may be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Biodegradability: biodegradable.
Characteristics: excellent cleansing, preservative abilities.
Synthesis
 
Quality standards & test methods
item
physical and chemical indexes
test methods
actives*, %, ≥
95
 
*: should be marked on molecular weight.
Major Uses
Use as solvent. eg: resins, paints.
Cleansing agent, paint remover in industrial cleaning.
Use as preservatives.
Solvent, perfume in personal care products.
Manufacturers
 
References
[1]:http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/:97-64-3
Update: 20141025(1);

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