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Methyl lactate

Chemical Name:
Methyl lactate
Methyl 2-hydroxypropanoate;LACTIC ACID METHYL ESTER;METHYL LACTATE;lactatedemethyle;MethylLactate>METHYL DL-LACTATE;DL-METHYL LACTATE;Lactic acid methyl;Milchsremethylester;Methyl lactate (DL)
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Methyl lactate Properties

Melting point -66°C
alpha [α]D20+1.410~+1.418
Boiling point 35 °C (6 mmHg)
Density 1.093 g/mL at 20 °C(lit.)
refractive index n20/D 1.413
Flash point 49 °C
storage temp. Flammables area
form Liquid
pka 13.07±0.20(Predicted)
Specific Gravity 1.09
color Clear colorless to pale yellow
Water Solubility miscible, hydrolyses
Sensitive Moisture Sensitive
Merck 14,6094
BRN 1720586
CAS DataBase Reference 547-64-8(CAS DataBase Reference)
EWG's Food Scores 1-4
NIST Chemistry Reference Propanoic acid, 2-hydroxy-, methyl ester(547-64-8)
EPA Substance Registry System Methyl lactate (547-64-8)


Risk and Safety Statements

Symbol(GHS)  GHS hazard pictogramsGHS hazard pictograms
Signal word  Warning
Hazard statements  H226-H319-H335
Precautionary statements  P210-P233-P240-P241-P242-P305+P351+P338
Hazard Codes  Xi
Risk Statements  10-36/37
Safety Statements  24-24/25
RIDADR  UN 3272 3/PG 3
WGK Germany  1
RTECS  OD5670000
HazardClass  3.2
PackingGroup  III
HS Code  29181100
NFPA 704
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Methyl lactate price More Price(20)

Manufacturer Product number Product description CAS number Packaging Price Updated Buy
Sigma-Aldrich 69822 Methyl DL-lactate ≥97.0% (GC) 547-64-8 5ml $83.7 2022-05-15 Buy
Sigma-Aldrich 69822 Methyl DL-lactate ≥97.0% (GC) 547-64-8 25ml $154 2022-05-15 Buy
TCI Chemical L0004 Methyl Lactate >98.0%(GC) 547-64-8 25mL $41 2022-04-27 Buy
TCI Chemical L0004 Methyl Lactate >98.0%(GC) 547-64-8 500mL $156 2022-04-27 Buy
Alfa Aesar H60455 Methyl DL-lactate, 99% 547-64-8 5ml $62.5 2022-04-27 Buy
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69822 5ml $83.7 Buy
69822 25ml $154 Buy
L0004 25mL $41 Buy
L0004 500mL $156 Buy
H60455 5ml $62.5 Buy

Methyl lactate Chemical Properties,Uses,Production

Chemical Properties

Methyl lactate is a colorless transparent liquid. It is soluble/miscible in water, acetone, ethyl alcohol, and other organic solvents. It is used as a cellulose acetate solvent.


Methyl lactate is used as 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.


ChEBI: Methyl lactate is a lactate ester resulting from the formal condensation of the carboxy group of 2-hydroxypropanoic acid with methanol. It has a role as a metabolite. It is a lactate ester and a methyl ester.


Moderate fire risk.

Safety Profile

Methyl lactate has been classed as non-irritant to the eyes of guinea pigs.
The estimated average lethal dose for the female rat following i.p. injection of methyl lactate was >2000 mg/kg body weight. Observations included narcosis, respiratory distress and peritoneal adhesions. The estimated non toxic dose and estimated maximum dose without gross lesions at necropsy was 500 mg/kg body weight.


Methyl lactate is prepared by the esterification of methyl alcohol with lactic acid.

Purification Methods

Methyl lactate is easily hydrolyzed and often contains impurities such as free lactic acid, methanol and water. Free acid can be removed by washing after neutralization with alkali. Moisture can be removed by azeotropic distillation of an azeotropic mixture with benzene. Then, it was purified by distillation under reduced pressure. Since calcium chloride and the like form molecular compounds with methyl lactate, they cannot be used as desiccants. When the methyl lactate is mixed with water, it can be extracted and recovered with benzene, ether, etc.

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