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Lactic Acid (DL)

Purposes of use
Brewing products
Industrial products
Medical materials
DL-Lactic Acid

L-type and D-type Lactic Acid are organic acids that are included in many food products. Based on our advanced technologies for organic synthesis and fermentative production, we sell DL-lactic acid produced with the chemical synthetic procedure, L-Lactic Acid and  D-Lactic acid produced with the fermentation method around the world.

They are abundantly included in dairy products and fermented food products, such as pickles, and we often take in Lactic Acids. Since Lactic Acid has mild acidity with no peculiar taste, it is broadly used for adjusting pH, sourness, and acidity. “DL-Lactic Acid” is a registered trademark of Musashino Chemical Laboratory, Ltd.

Basic information

Food products and Lactic Acids

Since before the time of recorded history, human beings have been taking in Lactic Acid from dairy products, fermented products, fruit, etc. At present, Japanese people are said to take in about 1 g of Lactic Acid from food per day.

The quality of Lactic Acid as a food additive is determined by the amount of impurities. Our DL-Lactic Acid is highly pure, so it can be used without worry. There are L-Lactic Acid and D-Lactic Acid, and both are abundant in nature. The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives has not set the upper limit of the amount of them as additives.
In experiments in which lactic acid is directly administered to rats, toxicity was not observed in either D-type lactic acid or L-type Lactic Acid. There is no difference in toxicity between D-type and L-type Lactic Acids.

Package unit, packing style

20kg cardboard box, etc.


We obtained the halal and kosher certifications.

Features (information on components, physical properties)

Chemical name, IUPAC name

DL-Lactic Acids

Another name

2-Hydroxypropanoic Acid



DL-type: 598-82-3

Chemical formula


Structural formula
Molecular weight


PropertiesColorless and transparent liquid that is odorless or has a faint odor that is not unpleasant, and has acidity

*For detailed information on harmfulness and data on properties of DL-Lactic Acid, please see the safety data sheet (SDS).

Product specs

Product type

Lactic Acid 90%
This product is a 90% solution of the food additive “Lactic Acid.”

Lactic Acid 88%
This product is an 88% solution of the food additive “Lactic Acid.”

Lactic Acid 50%
This product is a 50% solution of the food additive “Lactic Acid.”

Product Specifications

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Main purposes of use and effects

Main applications

FoodsAlcoholic beverages, soft drinks, noodles, soy sauce, pickled foods
CosmeticsBasic cosmetics
Pharmaceutical and Health FoodsMedical materials
Industrial UseFiber, plating, paint, pesticides


  • It is an organic acid naturally found in many foods.
  • Lactic Acid has a high level of purity.
  • It has a mild acidity.
  • Helps improve the shelf life of foods.

Bacteriostatic effects of lactic acid

Foods fermented with Lactic Acid are well known for having a long shelf life. This is due to the significant bacteriostatic effects of Lactic Acid.

Our Lactic Acid is now used to improve (regulate pH) the shelf life of many food products.

Level of concentration to completely inhibit bacteria growth in compounds with a pH of 5.0

Bacterial speciesLactic acidAcetic acidSuccinic acidMalic acidCitric acidTartaric acidHydrochloric acid
Micrococcus flavus0.>0.05>0.05>0.05

Product features

Acidity of Lactic Acid

The acidity of lactic acid is mild and can be used for a variety of food. It is also non-volatile, and does not have a pungent odor and is easy to handle.

Name of substanceTaste Sourness
Lactic AcidMild taste and acidity 120
Acetic AcidPungent acidity 100
Citric AcidMellow and refreshing acidity 100
Malic Acid Refreshing acidity with faint bitterness 100~120
Tartaric Acid Subdued acidity 120~130
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