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Assessment of 50-21-5, Lactic Acid by ToxServices, 2013-10-22


Assessment by ToxServices LLC Assessment Date: 10-22-13
Expiration Date: 10-22-16
Assessor: ToxServices LLC
Assessor Type*: GreenScreen Profiler
Assessment Type*: Certified with Verification
Template version: V1.2(2e)
Tracking number: GSI-55

Lactic Acid compound

CAS#: 50-21-5
Chemical Name: Lactic Acid

Chemical Synonyms: 2-Hydroxypropanoic acid; 2-Hydroxypropionic acid; DL-Lactic acid; Lactic acid [USP:JAN]; Lactic acid, dl-; Propanoic acid, 2-hydroxy-; (+-)-2-Hydroxypropanoic acid; (RS)-2-Hydroxypropionsaeure; 1-Hydroxyethanecarboxylic acid; 2-Hydroxypropanoic acid; 2-Hydroxypropionic acid; EINECS 200-018-0; EINECS 209-954-4; Ethylidenelactic acid; Lactate; Lactic acid (natural); Lactic acid USP; Milk acid; Ordinary lactic acid; Propionic acid, 2-hydroxy-; Racemic lactic acid

Primary Applications: Processing Aids and Additives, Solvents
Lactic acid is a chemical that functions as an acidulant in food, beverage and bakery products; it is used in the textile and leather industries as a mordant in printing woolen goods, a solvent for waterinsoluble dyes, and to reduce chromates in mordanting wool, and dehairing, plumping, and
decalcifying hides, and in the chemical industry for various purposes.