Ethyl Lactate
Title: Ethyl Lactate
CAS Registry Number: 97-64-3
CAS Name: 2-Hydroxypropanoic acid ethyl ester
Additional Names: ethyl a-hydroxypropionate
Molecular Formula: C5H10O3
Molecular Weight: 118.13
Percent Composition: C 50.84%, H 8.53%, O 40.63%
Line Formula: CH3CHOHCOOC2H5
Properties: Colorless liquid; characteristic odor. d414 1.042. bp 154°. [a]D14 -10°. Flash pt, closed cup: 117°F (47°C). Miscible with water (with partial decompn), alcohol, ether. Keep well closed.
Boiling point: bp 154°
Flash point: Flash pt, closed cup: 117°F (47°C)
Optical Rotation: [a]D14 -10°
Density: d414 1.042
Use: As solvent for nitrocellulose and cellulose acetate.

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