2-Hydroxy- Methyl Ester Propanoic Acid; 2-Hydroxypropanoic Acid, Methyl Ester; Lactic Acid, Methyl Ester
3D model (JSmol)
|Molar mass||104.11 g·mol−1|
|Appearance||colourless clear liquid|
|Melting point||−66 °C (−87 °F; 207 K)|
|Boiling point||144 to 145 °C (291 to 293 °F; 417 to 418 K)|
|Solubility in ethanol
and most alcohols
|Main hazards||Irritant (Xi)|
|Safety data sheet||MSDS |
|Flash point||49 °C (120 °F; 322 K)|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
|what is ?)(|
Methyl lactate, also known as lactic acid methyl ester, is a monobasic ester formed from lactic acid and methanol, commonly used as a solvent. Methyl lactate belongs to the lactate ester group of compounds that are considered nontoxic and highly and readily biodegradable.
Methyl lactate is a colorless clear liquid, completely miscible with water and most organic liquids. It is considered as a green solvent as it is easily biodegradable. It is a solvent for nitrocellulose, cellulase acetate, cellulase acetobutyrote and cellulase acetaprapionate. It is used in the manufacture of lacquers and dopes where it contributes high tolerance for diluents, good flaw and blush resistance.