Technical Data
L1017-03
L+Lactic Acid, Calcium Salt, Hydrate
250g
1Kg
Biochemicals Storage: 4CShipping: RT
Lactic acid (2-hydroxypropanoic acid), also known as milk acid, is a chemical compound that plays a role in several biochemical processes. It was first isolated in 1780 by a Swedish chemist, Carl Wilhelm Scheele, and is a carboxylic acid with a chemical formula of C3H6O3. It has a hydroxyl group adjacent to the carboxyl group, making it an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). In solution, it can lose a proton from the acidic group, producing the lactate ion CH3CH(OH)COO . It is miscible with water or ethanol, and is hygroscopic. Lactic acid is chiral and has two optical isomers. One is known as L-(+)-lactic acid or (S)-lactic acid and the other, its mirror image, is D-(-)-lactic acid or (R)-lactic acid. L-(+)-Lactic acid is the biologically important isomer.

Appearance: White to faint yellow powder

Solubility (50mg/ml): Colorless to pale yellow, clear, complete

Tritration, Calcium (EDTA 0.1M): 16.0-20.0%

Water Content: ~0.1%

Storage and Stability:
Lyophilized powder may be stored at -20C. Stable for 12 months at -20C. Reconstitute with sterile ddH2O. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20C. Reconstituted product is stable for 6 months at -20C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap. Further dilutions can be made in assay buffer.

CAS Number:
41372-22-9

Molecular Formula:
C6H10O6CaH2O

Molecular Weight:
218.22
Purity (Enzymatic, Adjusted for H2O content): ~90% (Adjusted for H2O content)

Important Note: This product as supplied is intended for research use only, not for use in human, therapeutic or diagnostic applications without the expressed written authorization of United States Biological.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.