Agent Name

Ammonium lactate

CAS Number

515-98-0

Formula

C3-H6-O3.H3-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Amlactin; BMS 186091; BMS-186091; Kerasal AL; Lac-Hydrin; LacHydrin; Laclotion; Propanoic acid, 2-hydroxy-, ammonium salt (1:1); Propanoic acid, 2-hydroxy-, monoammonium salt; [ChemIDplus] Ammonium lactate syrup; [CAMEO] PURASAL NH/COS; [PURAC Bioquimica MSDS]

Category

Ammonium Compounds

Description

White solid or liquid; Odorless; [CHRIS] 68-72% Aqueous solution: Light yellow liquid; [PURAC Bioquimica MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA] Used in skin moisturizers; [ExPub: TERIS] Used to regulate acidity in foods and to treat flour; [JECFA] Used as an additive to cosmetics and specialty chemical; [PURAC Bioquimica MSDS]

Comments

Causes tremors, muscle weakness, and altered gastric secretion in acute oral studies of cattle; [RTECS] A skin, eye, nose, and throat irritant; Harmful by ingestion; [CHRIS] Not to be used in infant foods; [JECFA] Not considered to pose any health hazards; [PURAC Bioquimica MSDS]

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