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Sodium Lactate Solution

Sodium Lactate Solution in Tradeasia

IUPAC Name

Sodium 2-hydroxypropanoate

Cas Number

72-17-3

HS Code

2918.11.00.00

Formula

CH3CH(OH)COONa

Industry

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Basic Info

Appearance

Colorless Liquid

Common Names

E325

Packaging

720 @ 25 kg PE Plastic Drum, 18 MT / 20FCL

720 @ 25 kg Plastic Drum, 18 MT / 20FCL

114 @ 170 kg net plastic drum without pallet, 19.38 MT/ 20FCL

Sodium lactate is the sodium salt of lactic acid that has a mild saline taste. It is produced by fermentation of a sugar source, such as corn or beets, and then, by neutralizing the resulting lactic acid to create a compound having the formula NaC3H5O3.

 

Food Industry

As a food additive, sodium lactate has the E number E325 and is naturally a liquid product, but also is available in powder form. It acts as a preservative, acidity regulator, and bulking agent.

Detergent Industry

Sodium lactate is used in cold process soap to harden the soap. It also serves as an anti-microbial agent, increasing the shelf life of plant-derived surfactant cleaners. In emollient shampoos, sodium lactate helps distribute the oils used, in part, to relieve itchy skin.

Other Applications

Sodium lactate is sometimes used in shampoo products and other similar items such as liquid soaps as it is an effective humectant and moisturizer. Sodium lactate is used to treat arrhythmias caused by overdosing of class I antiarrythmics, as well as pressor sympathomimetics which can cause hypertension.

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