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Lactic acid

United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Reference Standard

Synonym(s):
DL-Lactic acid, 2-Hydroxypropionic acid
Linear Formula:
CH3CH(OH)COOH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
90.08
Beilstein:
1209341
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.24

grade

pharmaceutical primary standard

assay

89.1% (lactic acid basis)

manufacturer/tradename

USP

technique(s)

HPLC: suitable

refractive index

n20/D 1.425 (lit.)

bp

122 °C/15 mmHg (lit.)

density

1.209 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

application(s)

pharmaceutical (small molecule)

format

neat

storage temp.

2-8°C

SMILES string

CC(O)C(O)=O

InChI

1S/C3H6O3/c1-2(4)3(5)6/h2,4H,1H3,(H,5,6)

InChI key

JVTAAEKCZFNVCJ-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

This product is provided as delivered and specified by the issuing Pharmacopoeia. All information provided in support of this product, including SDS and any product information leaflets have been developed and issued under the Authority of the issuing Pharmacopoeia.For further information and support please go to the website of the issuing Pharmacopoeia.

Analysis Note

These products are for test and assay use only. They are not meant for administration to humans or animals and cannot be used to diagnose, treat, or cure diseases of any kind.  ​

Other Notes

USP issued SDS can be found here.
Sales restrictions may apply.

Pictograms

Corrosion

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Eye Dam. 1 - Skin Irrit. 2

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

235.4 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

113 °C - closed cup

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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Mohamed Ali Abdel-Rahman et al.
Biotechnology advances, 31(6), 877-902 (2013-04-30)
Fermentative production of optically pure lactic acid has roused interest among researchers in recent years due to its high potential for applications in a wide range of fields. More specifically, the sharp increase in manufacturing of biodegradable polylactic acid (PLA)
James Steele et al.
Current opinion in biotechnology, 24(2), 135-141 (2013-01-03)
It has been known since the 1960s that lactic acid bacteria are essential for the development of cheese flavor. In the ensuing 50 years significant research has been directed at understanding the microbiology, genetics and biochemistry of this process. This
Paula Gaspar et al.
Biotechnology advances, 31(6), 764-788 (2013-04-10)
The lactic acid bacteria (LAB) are a functionally related group of low-GC Gram-positive bacteria known essentially for their roles in bioprocessing of foods and animal feeds. Due to extensive industrial use and enormous economical value, LAB have been intensively studied
Eileen F O' Shea et al.
Current opinion in biotechnology, 24(2), 130-134 (2013-01-23)
Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) produce a wide variety of antimicrobial peptides (bacteriocins) which contribute to the safety and preservation of fermented foods. This review discusses strategies that have been or could be employed to further enhance the commercial application of
Jan Martinussen et al.
Current opinion in biotechnology, 24(2), 124-129 (2012-12-26)
The ability of lactic acid bacteria to produce lactic acid from various sugars plays an important role in food fermentations. Lactic acid is derived from pyruvate, the end product of glycolysis and thus a fast lactic acid production rate requires

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