Calcium Lactate
Title: Calcium Lactate
CAS Registry Number: 814-80-2
CAS Name: 2-Hydroxypropanoic acid calcium salt
Molecular Formula: C6H10CaO6
Molecular Weight: 218.22
Percent Composition: C 33.02%, H 4.62%, Ca 18.37%, O 43.99%
Line Formula: Ca[CH3CH(OH)COO]2
Literature References: Commercial prepn usually contains about 25% water, and on the anhydr basis it is at least 98% pure. Prepd commercially by neutralization of lactic acid, from fermentation of dextrose, molasses, starch, sugar or whey, with CaCO3: Inskeep et al., Ind. Eng. Chem. 44, 1955 (1952). Clinical use as a supplement: G. M. Day et al., Pediatr. Res. 9, 568 (1975). Evaluation as anticaries agent: B. M. Shrestha et al., Caries Res. 16, 12 (1982); M. J. M. Schaeken, J. S. van der Hoeven, ibid. 24, 376 (1990). Clinical pharmacology: M. Goddard et al., Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 44, 653 (1986).
Properties: Pentahydrate, odorless, white, slightly efflorescent granules or powder. Becomes anhydr at 120°. pH: 6-8. Sol water. Practically insol in alcohol.
Use: As a preservative in foods and beverages; in dentifrices.
Therap-Cat: Calcium replenisher.
Therap-Cat-Vet: Calcium replenisher.
Keywords: Replenishers/Supplements; Calcium.

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