Ammonium Lactate
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Title: Ammonium Lactate
CAS Registry Number: 52003-58-4
Additional Names: DL-Lactic acid ammonium salt
Molecular Formula: C3H9NO3
Molecular Weight: 107.11
Percent Composition: C 33.64%, H 8.47%, N 13.08%, O 44.81%
Line Formula: CH3CH(OH)COONH4
Literature References: Prepd by neutralizing DL-lactic acid with NH4OH: Costello, Filachione, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 75, 1242 (1953).
Properties: Crystals from propanol, mp 91-94°. Sol in water, glycerol, 95% alc; slightly sol in methanol; practically insol in ethyl, n-propyl, isopropyl, and n-butyl alcohols, ether, acetone, ethyl acetate. For a 78.8% by wt soln: nD20 1.4543, nD25 1.4536, nD40 1.4503; d420 1.2006, d425 1.1984, d440 1.1904.
Melting point: mp 91-94°
Index of refraction: nD20 1.4543; nD25 1.4536; nD40 1.4503
Density: d420 1.2006; d425 1.1984; d440 1.1904
Therap-Cat-Vet: Has been used for bovine ketosis.

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