Similar to the properties of Ethyl Lactate, DL-Methyl Lactate is colorless and clear with a peculiar odor. It is soluble in water and many solvents. It has a high boiling point and slow volatility rate. Products include D and L optically active isomers as well as racemic (DL isomers). Optically active isomers are currently used as synthetic raw materials in pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals.
Methyl Lactate (DL)
Package unit, packing style
20kg Jerry can, 200kg polyetylene drum
Features (information on components, physical properties)
|Description||Clear and colorless liquid|
|Odor||Characteristic ester odor|
d20/20 1.080 ～ 1.100
54.5°C(Tag closed test)
Lower limit 2.2 vol% Upper limit 21.0 vol%
0.393kPa (20°C)0.746kPa (30°C)
|Evaporation rate (20℃)|
|Thermal conductivity||0.131kcal/m deg hr|
|Solubility||Soluble in water and alcohol|
*For detailed information on harmfulness and data on properties of Methyl Lactate, please see the safety data sheet (SDS).
5,000 mg/kg or more (rat; oral)
|LC50||5.73 g/㎥ or more (rat). No dead cases|
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Main purposes of use and effects
|Pharmaceuticals||Synthetic raw materials|
|Cosmetics||Raw material for fragrances|
|Industrial Applications||Detergents for electronic materials, general cleaning agents, solvents for printing, glass cleaners, plastic solvents, lubricants|
Agrochemical materials, insecticide materials, and soil improving agents.