Sodium lactate

Agent Name
Sodium lactate
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Sodium lactate formula graphical representation
2-Hydroxypropanoic acid, monosodium salt; Propanoic acid, 2-hydroxy-, sodium salt (1:1); Lacolin; Lactic acid sodium salt; Lactic acid, monosodium salt; Lactic acid, sodium salt (VAN); Monosodium 2-hydroxypropanoate; Monosodium lactate; Per-glycerin; Propanoic acid, 2-hydroxy-, monosodium salt; Sodium alpha-hydroxypropionate; Sodium lactate 0.167 molar in plastic container; Sodium lactate 1/6 molar in plastic container; Sodium lactate in plastic container; [ChemIDplus] 2-Hydroxypropanoic acid sodium salt (1:1); [Merck Index]
Organic Acids, Metal Salts
Colorless or nearly colorless odorless liquid; [Merck Index] White powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] Colorless or yellowish odorless syrupy liquid; Hygroscopic; mp = 17 deg C; [Flinn Scientific MSDS]
Used in calico printing (instead of glycerol), as a plasticizer for casein, and as a corrosion inhibitor in alcohol antifreeze mixtures; Also used therapeutically (electrolyte replenisher, alkalinizing agent, and treatment of bovine ketosis); [Merck Index] Used as a flavoring agent, antimicrobial agent, pH control agent, emulsifier, and washing or surface removal agent for foods; [FDA] Used as an antioxidant synergist, bodying agent, and humectant for foods; [JECFA]
A mild eye irritant; Causes convulsions in acute intraperitoneal studies of rats; [RTECS] An eye irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Lactic acid."
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