Agent Name

Potassium lactate

CAS Number

996-31-6

Formula

C3-H5-O3.K

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Conclyte K; Lactic acid, monopotassium salt; Lactic acid, potassium salt; Monopotassium 2-hydroxypropanoate; Monopotassium 2-hydroxypropanoate acid; Monopotassium lactate; Potassium alpha-hydroxypropionate; Propanoic acid, 2-hydroxy-, monopotassium salt; Propanoic acid, 2-hydroxy-, potassium salt (1:1); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Sources/Uses

Used as a flavor enhancer; [FDA] Used in solution as an antioxidant and synergist; [JECFA]

Comments

A mild eye irritant; [RTECS] See "Sodium lactate." See "Lactic acid."

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