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methyl lactate
2-hydroxypropanoic acid methyl ester

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CAS Number: 547-64-8Picture of molecule3D/inchi
ECHA EINECS - REACH Pre-Reg:208-930-0
FDA UNII: H10S91526X
Nikkaji Web:J2.650F
Beilstein Number:1720586
XlogP3-AA:-0.10 (est)
Molecular Weight:104.10536000
Formula:C4 H8 O3
BioActivity Summary:listing
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Category:cosmetic agents
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Physical Properties:
Appearance:colorless to pale yellow clear liquid (est)
Assay: 95.00 to 100.00
Food Chemicals Codex Listed: No
Melting Point: -66.00 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg
Boiling Point: 145.00 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg
Vapor Pressure:1.810000 mmHg @ 25.00 °C. (est)
logP (o/w): -0.670 (est)
Soluble in:
 water, 1.00E+06 mg/L @ 25 °C (exp)
Organoleptic Properties:
Odor and/or flavor descriptions from others (if found).
Cosmetic Information:
CosIng:cosmetic data
Cosmetic Uses: fragrance
Penta International
Santa Cruz Biotechnology
For experimental / research use only.
Methyl DL-lactate
Sigma-Aldrich: Aldrich
For experimental / research use only.
Methyl DL-lactate ≥97.0% (GC)
For experimental / research use only.
Methyl Lactate >98.0%(GC)
Tengzhou Xiang Yuan Aroma Chemicals
Methyl Lactate
Vigon International
Safety Information:
Preferred SDS: View
Hazards identification
Classification of the substance or mixture
GHS Classification in accordance with 29 CFR 1910 (OSHA HCS)
None found.
GHS Label elements, including precautionary statements
Hazard statement(s)
None found.
Precautionary statement(s)
None found.
Oral/Parenteral Toxicity:
intraperitoneal-rat LDLo > 2000 mg/kg
Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. Vol. 11, Pg. 150, 1959.

Dermal Toxicity:
Not determined
Inhalation Toxicity:
Not determined
Safety in Use Information:
cosmetic agents
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IFRA Code of Practice Notification of the 49th Amendment to the IFRA Code of Practice
Recommendation for methyl lactate flavor usage levels up to:
 not for flavor use.
Safety References:
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EPA Substance Registry Services (TSCA):547-64-8
EPA ACToR:Toxicology Data
EPA Substance Registry Services (SRS):Registry
Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary :11040
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:Data
WGK Germany:1
methyl 2-hydroxypropanoate
RTECS:OD5670000 for cas# 547-64-8
 methyl 2-hydroxypropanoate
NIST Chemistry WebBook:Search Inchi
Canada Domestic Sub. List:547-64-8
Pubchem (cid):11040
Pubchem (sid):134977625
Other Information:
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Export Tariff Code:2918.11.5100
Potential Blenders and core components note
None Found
Potential Uses:
None Found
Occurrence (nature, food, other):note
 not found in nature
2-hydroxy-propionic acid methyl ester
2-hydroxypropanoic acid methyl ester
 lactic acid methyl ester
 lactic acid, methyl ester
 methyl 2-hydroxypropanoate
(+-)-methyl 2-hydroxypropanoate
(±)-methyl 2-hydroxypropanoate
 methyl 2-hydroxypropionate
(+-)-methyl 2-hydroxypropionate
(±)-methyl 2-hydroxypropionate
 methyl alpha-hydroxypropionate
 methyl DL-lactate
(+-)-methyl lactate
(±)-methyl lactate
dextro,laevo-methyl lactate
DL-methyl lactate
 propanoic acid, 2-hydroxy-, methyl ester, (+/-)-


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PubMed:Integration of rigid and flexible organic parts for the construction of a homochiral metal-organic framework with high porosity.
PubMed:Base-free, one-pot chemocatalytic conversion of glycerol to methyl lactate using supported gold catalysts.
PubMed:Biochemical studies on a versatile esterase that is most catalytically active with polyaromatic esters.
PubMed:Direct Spectroscopic detection of the orientation of free OH groups in methyl lactate-(water)(1,2) clusters: hydration of a chiral hydroxy ester.
PubMed:Highly active and recyclable Sn-MWW zeolite catalyst for sugar conversion to methyl lactate and lactic acid.
PubMed:Structural rearrangement in the formation of jet-cooled complexes of chiral (S)-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-3-isoquinolinemethanol with methyl lactate: chirality effect in conformer selection.
PubMed:Chirped-pulse and cavity-based Fourier transform microwave spectra of the methyl lactate···ammonia adduct.
PubMed:Chirality transfer in a methyl lactate-ammonia complex observed by matrix-isolation vibrational circular dichroism spectroscopy.
PubMed:A new biosensor for chiral recognition using goat and rabbit serum albumin self-assembled quartz crystal microbalance.
PubMed:Lithium bis-(2-methyl-lactato)borate monohydrate.
PubMed:Synthesis of anti-HIV lithospermic acid by two diverse strategies.
PubMed:Fast and selective sugar conversion to alkyl lactate and lactic acid with bifunctional carbon-silica catalysts.
PubMed:The role of weak hydrogen bonds in chiral recognition.
PubMed:Group 4 salalen complexes for the production and degradation of polylactide.
PubMed:Structure elucidation and synthesis of dioxolanes emitted by two Triatoma species (Hemiptera: Reduviidae).
PubMed:A concise total synthesis of amphidinolide T2.
PubMed:Vibrational absorption, vibrational circular dichroism, and theoretical studies of methyl lactate self-aggregation and methyl lactate-methanol intermolecular interactions.
PubMed:Conversion of sugars to lactic acid derivatives using heterogeneous zeotype catalysts.
PubMed:Calculations of vibrationally resonant sum- and difference-frequency-generation spectra of chiral molecules in solutions: three-wave-mixing vibrational optical activity.
PubMed:Chiral recognition in jet-cooled complexes of (1R,2S)-(+)-cis-1-amino-2-indanol and methyl lactate: on the importance of the CH...pi interaction.
PubMed:Chiral sensing using a complementary metal-oxide semiconductor-integrated three-transducer microsensor system.
PubMed:A novel strategy for rapid real-time chiral discrimination of enantiomers using serum albumin functionalized QCM biosensor.
PubMed:Zeolite-catalyzed isomerization of triose sugars.
PubMed:Modeling and investigation of interfacial interaction between PLA and one type of deficient hydroxyapatite.
PubMed:Direct determination of the enantiomeric purity or enantiomeric composition of methylpropionates using a single capacitive microsensor.
PubMed:Tuning the chiral cavity of macrocyclic receptor for chiral recognition and discrimination.
PubMed:Chiral recognition between alpha-hydroxylesters: a double-resonance IR/UV study of the complexes of methyl mandelate with methyl glycolate and methyl lactate.
PubMed:Self-assembly of perfunctionalized beta-cyclodextrins on a quartz crystal microbalance for real-time chiral recognition.
PubMed:Opposite signs of capacitive microsensor signals upon exposure to the enantiomers of methyl propionate compounds.
PubMed:Chirality transfer through hydrogen-bonding: experimental and ab initio analyses of vibrational circular dichroism spectra of methyl lactate in water.
PubMed:Computational study on the properties and structure of methyl lactate.
PubMed:Rotational spectrum of a chiral alpha-hydroxyester: conformation stability and internal rotation barrier heights of methyl lactate.
PubMed:Streamlined, asymmetric synthesis of 8,4'-oxyneolignans.
PubMed:Intra- vs. intermolecular hydrogen bonding: dimers of alpha-hydroxyesters with methanol.
PubMed:Concerted proton motion in hydrogen-bonded trimers: a spontaneous Raman scattering perspective.
PubMed:Chirality-induced switch in hydrogen-bond topology: tetrameric methyl lactate clusters in the gas phase.
PubMed:Size-selected methyl lactate clusters: fragmentation and spectroscopic fingerprints of chiral recognition.
PubMed:Chiral recognition between lactic acid derivatives and an aromatic alcohol in a supersonic expansion: electronic and vibrational spectroscopy.
PubMed:Laser-induced fluorescence and single vibronic level emission spectroscopy of chiral (R)-1-aminoindan and some of its clusters in a supersonic jet.
PubMed:Effect of J coupling and T2 Relaxation in Assessing of Methyl Lactate Signal using PRESS Sequence MR Spectroscopy.
PubMed:Dissociation of gas-phase dimeric complexes of lactic acid and transition-metal ions formed under electrospray ionization conditions; the role of reduction of the metal ion.
PubMed:Theoretical study of the stereoselective additions of chiral alcohols to ketenes.
PubMed:Self-organization of lactates in the gas phase.
PubMed:Observation of high enantioselectivity for the gas phase hydrogenation of methyl pyruvate using supported Pt catalysts pre-modified with cinchonidine.
PubMed:Study of vitamin ester synthesis by lipase-catalyzed transesterification in organic media.
PubMed:Vibrational circular dichroism: an incisive tool for stereochemical applications.
PubMed:Protein mediated magnetic coupling between lactate and water protons.
PubMed:Chiral discrimination of inhalation anesthetics and methyl propionates by thickness shear mode resonators: new insights into the mechanisms of enantioselectivity by cyclodextrins.
PubMed:Improved solvent suppression and increased spatial excitation bandwidths for three-dimensional PRESS CSI using phase-compensating spectral/spatial spin-echo pulses.
PubMed:Chiral discrimination using piezoelectric and optical gas sensors.
PubMed:Fragmentation of the metastable molecular ion of methyl lactate: The formation of oxygen-protonated methanol [CH3OH 2] (+) involving double hydrogen atom transfers.
PubMed:A pitfall associated with lactate detection using stimulated-echo proton spectroscopy.
PubMed:Single-scan volume-selective spectral editing by homonuclear polarization transfer.
PubMed:L-lactate-2-monooxygenase. Sequence of peptides containing residues modified by 1-fluoro-2,4-dinitrobenzene.
PubMed:A model for L-lactate binding to Cancer magister hemocyanin.
PubMed:Direct separation of alpha-hydroxycarboxylic acid ester enantiomers by gas chromatography with optically active copper(II) complexes.
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