2-Naphthyl Lactate
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Title: 2-Naphthyl Lactate
CAS Registry Number: 93-43-6
CAS Name: 2-Hydroxypropanoic acid 2-naphthalenyl ester
Additional Names: lactic acid b-naphthyl ester
Trademarks: Lactol; Lactonaphthol
Molecular Formula: C13H12O3
Molecular Weight: 216.23
Percent Composition: C 72.21%, H 5.59%, O 22.20%
Line Formula: CH3CHOHCOOC10H7
Literature References: Prepd by heating equimolar amounts of b-naphthol sodium and sodium lactate to 125-130° in the presence of phosphorus oxychloride: P. Lebeau, Traité de Pharmacie Chimique vol. II (Masson, Paris, 1955/56) p 964.
Properties: Crystals from alcohol. Moderately sol in alcohol. Insol in water, ether.
Therap-Cat: Antiseptic (intestinal).

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