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Calcium Lactate

Calcium Lactate

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Specifications:
  • Product Name: Calcium Lactate
  • Chemical Names: Calcium dilactate, Calphosan, Conclyte calcium, calcium 2-hydroxypropanoate, Hemicalcium L-lactate
  • CAS Number: 814-80-2
  • Chemical formula: C6H10CaO6
  • Molar mass: 218.22 g/mol
  • Appearance: white or off-white powder, slightly efflorescent
  • Density: 1.494 g/cm3
  • Melting point: 240 °C
  • Solubility: very soluble in methanol, insoluble in ethanol
Calcium lactate is a white crystalline salt and is represented by the formula C6H10CaO6. consisting of two lactate anions H3C(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.