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Lactic acid

Lactic acid

is obtained by fermentation of sugar. It has a mild acid taste and is used in the food industry as edible acid.
The lactic acid is also known as 2-hydroxypropionic acid, after the nomenclature recommendation of IUPAC it has the term: 2-hydroxy propane acid. Its half structural formula is CH3-CHOH-COOH. The salts of the lactic acid are calles lactetes.
The D-lactic acid can be named as laevorotatory acid, the L-lactic acid as dextrorotatory acid. A 1:1 mixture of D- anf L-lactic acid is termed racemate. In this product sector we work together with the european manufacturers Jungbunzlauer, Corbion / Purac (Purac ® ) and Galactic (Galacit ™).

Product details

Qualities:Cosmetic, food, and pharma, synthetic, 80 %, 88 %, 90 %, powder, racemat, biocide
CAS number:Allgemein 50-21-5
Origin country: Thailand, Spain, France, Japan
Physical state:liquid, solid
Chemical name:2-hydroxypropionic acid
E-Number:E 270
Container:canister, drum, IBC
Durability:5 years
Storage:should be stored at a cool, dry and light shielded place, in sealed packaging

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