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Calcium Lactate Properties

Calcium Lactate

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Calcium Lactate is a white crystalline salt made by the action of lactic acid on calcium carbonate. It is used in foods and given medicinally. It is often found in aged cheeses. Small crystals of it precipitate out when lactic acid is converted into a less soluble form by the bacteria active during the ripening process. In medicine, it is most commonly used as an antacid and also to treat calcium deficiencies.

Chemical Properties

Acidity 6.0-8.5
Appearance White or off-white powder
CAS Number 814-80-2
Chemical Composition Calcium Carbonate;Calcium Hydroxide;Lactic Acid ;Calcium Phosphate;Magnesium Hydroxide;L(+)-Lactic Acid
Density 1.494 g/cm3
IUPAC Name Calcium 2-Hydroxypropanoate
InChI 1S/2C3H6O3.Ca/c2*1-2(4)3(5)6;/h2*2,4H,1H3,(H,5,6);/q;;+2/p-2
Melting Point >200 °C
Molar Mass 218.22 g/mol
Molecular Formula C6H10CaO6
Solubility Soluble
Synonyms Calcium Lactate 5-Hydrate;Calcium Lactate;2-Hydroxypropanoic Acid;Calcium Salt Pentahydrate