(L)-Ethyl lactate

Agent Name
(L)-Ethyl lactate
Alternative Name
Ethyl (S)-2-hydroxypropionate
CAS Number
Major Category
(L)-Ethyl lactate formula graphical representation
(L)-(-)-Ethyl lactate; Ethyl (S)-2-hydroxypropionate; Propanoic acid, 2-hydroxy-, ethyl ester, (2S)-; (-)-Ethyl lactate; Lactic acid, ethyl ester, (S); [ChemIDplus] Purasolv EL; Purasolv ELECT; Purasolv ELS; [IUCLID] (−)-Ethyl L-lactate; Ethyl L-lactate; (−)-Ethyl (S)-2-hydroxypropionate; (S)-(−)-2-Hydroxypropionic acid ethyl ester; L-Lactic acid ethyl ester; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] UN1192
Esters (<C12)
Clear colorless liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]
Used to formulate plant protection products, biocidal products, washing-cleaning products, polishes-waxes, air care products, laboratory chemicals, functional fluids (lubricants, greases, heat transfer fluids, and metal working fluids), paints-coatings-printing inks, textile and leather finishing products, antifreeze and de-icing products, fillers-putties-plasters, adhesives-sealants, paper-board processing products (dyes, finishing, impregnation), fuels, adsorbents, processing aids (i.e. pH regulators, flocculants, and precipitants), pharmaceuticals, polymers, water softeners and treatment chemicals, surface treatment products for the electronics industry, metal surface treatment products (including those for galvanizing and electroplating), non-metal surface treatment products, perfumes-fragrances, and cosmetics-personal care products; [ExPub: ECHA REACH Registrations] Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA]
Not a skin irritant in rabbits; No skin sensitization observed in in vivo assay of mice; No developmental toxicity observed in chronic dermal studies of rats; May cause serious eye injury; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Ethyl lactate."
Biomedical References

Exposure Assessment

Vapor Pressure
1.6 mm Hg
Lethal Concentration
LC50 (rat) > 5,400 mg/m3/4hr
Explanatory Notes
The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Ethyl lactate."

Adverse Effects

Acute solvent syndrome

Diseases, Processes, and Activities Linked to This Agent


Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent: