Ethyl lactate 98% [97-64-3]
Ethyl lactate is used as an additive in food and fragrances. It is also used as a solvent with efficiency similar to hydrocarbon solvents. It arouses a great interest of industry because it is not harmful to the environment (it hydrolyzes to natural compounds: lactic acid and ethanol).
Melting point: -26 ° C
Boiling point: 151 ° C
alpha D14 -10 °
refractive index 1.4124
FEMA 2440 | Ethyl lactate
Flash point: 46 ° C
solubility Miscible with water (with partial decomposition), ethanol (95%), ether, chloroform, ketones, esters and hydrocarbons.
Odor Mild characteristics.
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