Calcium lactate is a white crystalline salt and is represented by the formula C6H10CaO6. consisting of two lactate anions H3
C(CHOH)CO−2 for each calcium cation Ca2+
. It is also available in various hydrate forms, while pentahydrate being the most common.Preparation:
Calcium lactate can be prepared by reacting lactic acid with calcium carbonate or calcium hydroxide.Uses:
1) Calcium lactate is used in medicine, mainly to treat calcium deficiencies in human body. It is used in medicine as an antacid.
2) It is used as a food additive in the food industry. It is used as firming agent, a leavening agent, a flavor enhancer or flavoring agent, a nutritional supplement and a stabilizer and thickener.
3) It may be added to animal rations as a source of calcium.Specifications:Product Name
: Calcium LactateChemical Names
: Calcium dilactate, Calphosan, Conclyte calcium, calcium 2-hydroxypropanoate, Hemicalcium L-lactateCAS Number
: 814-80-2Chemical Formula
: 218.22 g/molAppearance
: white or off-white powder, slightly efflorescentDensity
: 1.494 g/cm3Melting Point
: 240 °CSolubility
: very soluble in methanol, insoluble in ethanol