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Potassium Lactate Properties

Potassium Lactate

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Potassium lactate is the potassium salt of lactic acid. It is produced by neutralizing lactic acid which is fermented from a sugar source. Potassium lactate is commonly used in meat and poultry products to extend shelf life and increase food safety as it has a broad antimicrobial action and is effective at inhibiting most spoilage and pathogenic bacteria. It is also used as an extinguishing media in the First Alert Tundra fire extinguishers.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Clear, colourless liquid
CAS Number 996-31-6
Chemical Composition Potassium Hydroxide
EINECS Number 288-752-8
IUPAC Name Potassium 2-Hydroxypropanoate
Molar Mass 128.17 g/mol
Molecular Formula KC3H5O3
Synonyms 2-Hydroxy-Propanoicacimonopotassiumsalt;Lacticacid,Monopotassiumsalt;Monopotassium2-Hydroxypropanoateacid;Potassiumalpha-Hydroxypropionate;Propanoicacid,2-Hydroxy-,Monopotassiumsalt;2-Hydroxy-Propanoic Acid Monopotassium Salt;Potassium Dl-Lactate;Potassium-L-2-Hydroxy-Propionate
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