Agent Name

Calcium lactate

CAS Number

814-80-2

Formula

C3-H6-O3.1/2Ca

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

2-Hydroxypropanoic acid calcium salt; Calcium 2-hydroxypropanoate (1:2); Calphosan; Conclyte calcium; Hemicalcium L-lactate; Lactic acid, calcium salt (2:1); Propanoic acid, 2-hydroxy-, calcium salt (2:1); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

White solid; Soluble in water; [HSDB] White crystalline powder; Soluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a food preservative and calcium supplement; Also used in dentifrices, respirator filters, buffering agents, food firming agents, and gelling salts for low methoxypectin; [HSDB]

Comments

Classified as "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS) when used in food; [HSDB] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline] See "Calcium."

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