Sodium L(+)-Lactate

CAS Registry Number:

[867-56-1]

Chemical Formula:

C3H5O3Na

E-Number:

E325

General Information

Sodium lactate is the sodium salt of L(+)-lactic acid, obtained by neutralisation of the acid of natural origin with a high purity sodium source. It is produced naturally by living organisms as a by-product of the glycolysis. Sodium lactate is a safe preservative with a high water holding capacity and buffering properties for food and personal care uses.

Jungbunzlauer sodium lactate is a colourless to yellowish, nearly odourless aqueous solution with a mild salty taste. This solution is stable under normal storage conditions. Sodium lactate is non-toxic to man and the environment and is easily biodegradable.

Specification

Jungbunzlauer sodium lactate food grade is supplied in accordance with the requirements of Commission Regulation (EU) No. 231/2012 and of the latest edition of the Food Chemicals Codex (FCC). Jungbunzlauer also proposes a high quality cosmetic grade of sodium lactate.

Jungbunzlauer sodium lactate is available as a 60 % solution for both food and cosmetic grades. It is supplied in bulk, in intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) with 1300 kg net weight, in drums with 270 kg net weight and in small drums with 25 kg net content.

Properties
  • Liquid
  • Colourless to yellowish
  • Nearly odourless
  • Mild salty taste
  • Bacteriostatic
  • Buffering
  • High water holding capacity
  • Sodium source
  • Chemically, physically and microbiologically stable
  • Non-toxic
  • Easily biodegradable
Applications

Food

  • Baby Food, Infant Formula
  • Bakery
  • Cereals, Snacks
  • Confectionery
  • Dairy
  • Flavours
  • Fruit Preparations, Sweet Spreads
  • Meat, Seafood
  • Ready Meals, Instant Food
  • Sauces, Dressings, Seasonings
  • Soy Products

Beverages

  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Carbonated Soft Drinks
  • Instant Drinks, Syrups
  • Juice Drinks
  • RTD Tea and Coffee
  • Sports and Energy Drinks
  • Waters

Personal Care

  • Colour Cosmetics
  • Deodorants
  • Fragrances
  • Hair Care
  • Oral Care
  • Skin Care
  • Soap and Bath Products

Cleaners & Detergents

  • Dish Washing

Industrial Applications

  • Plastics, Polymers

Healthcare

  • Clinical Nutrition
  • OTC, Food Supplements

Feed & Pet Food

  • Feed
  • Pet Food
Legal aspects