Sodium Lactate

Sodium Lactate

It mostly used in food production, medicine industry and cosmetics industry as a kind of perservative and acidity regulator.

Introduction

Sodium lactate is the sodium salt of lactic acid. It is a humectant that is frequently used as a substitute for glycerin in lotions and creams, because not only is it a great humectant like glycerin but it has none of the stickiness associated with it.


Functions and Applications

Item

Unit

Standard value

Molecular weight

G/mol

112.1

Sodium lactate

%wt

60-70

Sodium

%wt

12.1-12.6

Stereochemical purity

%L(+)

≥97%

Density(@20°C)

G/ml

1.32-1.34

Chroma( fresh solution)

APHA

≤30

Ph ( fresh solution)

-

6.5-7.5

Odor

-

almost odorless

Taste

-

mild sourness

Heavy metals(as Pb)

ppm

≤10

Fe

ppm

≤10

Ca

ppm

≤10

Chloride

ppm

≤50

Sulfate

ppm

≤10

Cyanide

ppm

≤0.5

Pb

ppm

≤2

Hg

ppm

≤1

Reducing substances (sugar)

-

pass USP inspection

Citric acid/oxalic acid /tartaric acid /phosphoric acid

-

pass USP inspection

Methanol/methyl ester

ppm

≤250


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