Lactic acid 50% (CAS 598-82-3)


Lactic acid 50% (CAS 598-82-3)

Lactic acid is an organic acid. It has a molecular formula CH3CH(OH)COOH. It is white in the solid state and it is miscible with water. When in the dissolved state, it forms a colorless solution. Production includes both artificial synthesis as well as natural sources. Lactic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) due to the presence of a hydroxyl group adjacent to the carboxyl group. It is used as a synthetic intermediate in many organic synthesis industries and in various biochemical industries. The conjugate base of lactic acid is called lactate.

In solution, it can ionize by loss of a proton to produce the lactate ion CH3CH(OH)CO−2. Compared to acetic acid, its pKa is 1 unit less, meaning lactic acid is ten times more acidic than acetic acid. This higher acidity is the consequence of the intramolecular hydrogen bonding between the α-hydroxyl and the carboxylate group.

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Industries: Household chemicals, Cosmetic industry, Food industry , Feed industry
CAS number: 598-82-3
WE number: 209-954-4
Chemical formula: C3H6O3
Molar mass: 90,08 g/mol
Customs tariff code: 29181100

Other physical properties

pH: ~2,8 (10 g/l w 20°C)
Boiling point / range: 122°C (20 hPa)
Relative density: ~1,2 g/cm3 (20°C)

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