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Methyl lactate

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Methyl lactate Basic information

Product Name:
Methyl lactate
CAS:
547-64-8
MF:
C4H8O3
MW:
104.1
EINECS:
208-930-0
Mol File:
547-64-8.mol
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Methyl lactate Chemical Properties

Melting point:
-66°C
alpha 
[α]D20+1.410~+1.418
Boiling point:
35 °C (6 mmHg)
Density 
1.093 g/mL at 20 °C(lit.)
refractive index 
n20/D 1.413
Flash point:
49 °C
storage temp. 
Flammables area
pka
13.07±0.20(Predicted)
form 
Liquid
color 
Clear colorless to pale yellow
Specific Gravity
1.09
Water Solubility 
miscible, hydrolyses
Sensitive 
Moisture Sensitive
Merck 
14,6094
BRN 
1720586
InChIKey
LPEKGGXMPWTOCB-UHFFFAOYSA-N
CAS DataBase Reference
547-64-8(CAS DataBase Reference)
NIST Chemistry Reference
Propanoic acid, 2-hydroxy-, methyl ester(547-64-8)
EPA Substance Registry System
Methyl lactate (547-64-8)
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Safety Information

Hazard Codes 
Xi
Risk Statements 
10-36/37
Safety Statements 
24-24/25
RIDADR 
UN 3272 3/PG 3
WGK Germany 
1
RTECS 
OD5670000
21
TSCA 
Yes
HazardClass 
3.2
PackingGroup 
III
HS Code 
29181100
Hazardous Substances Data
547-64-8(Hazardous Substances Data)

MSDS

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Methyl lactate Usage And Synthesis

Chemical Properties

clear colorless liquid

Chemical Properties

Methyl lactate is a colorless, transparent liquid.

Uses

Cellulose acetate solvent.

Definition

ChEBI: A lactate ester resulting from the formal condensation of the carboxy group of 2-hydroxypropanoic acid with methanol.

Production Methods

Methyl lactate is prepared by the esterification of methyl alcohol with lactic acid . Methyl lactate is used as a solvent for nitrocellulose, cellulose acetate, cellulose acetobutyrate, cellulose acetopropionate, lacquers, and stains . It is also used as a solvent for various forms of cellulose, as a component in lacquers and stains, and as an intermediate for an herbicide. Ethyl lactate can serve to reduce the alkalinity in cosmetic preparations. It is also used as a solvent for basic dyes, in the manufacture of lacquers and safety glass, as a solvent for various forms of cellulose, as a component of varnishes, and as a food flavoring agent. Cetyl lactate (hexadecyl 2-hydroxypropionate) [CH3CHOOH)COOC16H33] occurs as a waxy solid.

Hazard

Moderate fire risk.

Methyl lactate Preparation Products And Raw materials

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