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Sodium Lactate Properties

Sodium Lactate

Sodium Lactate Molecular Structure-Molecule Struture
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Sodium lactate is the sodium salt of lactic acid produced by fermentation of a sugar source, such as corn or beets, and then neutralizing the resulting lactic acid. It has a mild saline taste and is commonly used in meat and poultry products to extend shelf life and increase food safety as it has a broad antimicrobial action, such as against yeast and fungi, and is effective at inhibiting most spoilage and pathogenic bacteria. It may be used in shampoo products and other similar items such as liquid soaps. It is commonly used to treat arrhythmias caused by overdosing of class I antiarrythmics, as well as pressor sympathomimetics which can cause hypotension.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Colourless liquid
CAS Number 72-17-3
Density 1.33 g/cm3
EINECS Number 200-772-0
IUPAC Name Sodium 2-hydroxypropanoate
InChI 1S/C3H6O3.Na/c1-2(4)3(5)6;/h2,4H,1H3,(H,5,6);/q;+1/p-1
Molar Mass 112.06 g/mol
Molecular Formula C3H5NaO3
RTECS Number OD5680000
Refractive 1.422-1.425 n20/D
Solubility Miscible
Synonyms Sodium DL-lactate;Lactic Acid Sodium Salt;Lactic Acid Monosodium Salt;Propanoic Acid, 2-hydroxy-, Monosodium Salt;(+/-)-2-Hydroxypropionic Acid Sodium Salt;2-Hydroxypropanoic Acid, Monosodium Salt uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X