Lactic acid, ethyl ester
Propanoic acid, 2-hydroxy-, ethyl ester
Molecular Formula & Molecular Weight
Molecular Formula: C5H10O3
Molecular Weight: 118.13
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: 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.
Characteristics: excellent cleansing, preservative abilities.
Quality standards & test methods
physical and chemical indexes
actives*, %, ≥
*: should be marked on molecular weight.
Use as solvent. eg: resins, paints.
Cleansing agent, paint remover in industrial cleaning.
Use as preservatives.
Solvent, perfume in personal care products.