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Safety data for lactic acid solution

General
Synonyms... 2-hydroxypropanoic acid, ethylideneactic acid, 1-hydroxyethanecarboxylic acid

Formula... CH3CHOHCOOH

CAS No... 50-21-5          EC No: 200-018-0
Physical data
Appearance... colourless to yellow crystalline solid or colourless to yellow liquid after melting or if dissolved in water

Melting point... 18°C

Boiling point... 122°C

Specific gravity... 1.05
Stability
Stable. Combustible. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.
Toxicology
Eye or skin contact may cause severe irritation or burns.

Toxicity...
Oral-Rat LD50 3,730 mg per kg           Sub cutaneous-Mouse LD50 4,500 mg per kg

Risk Phrases...
Causes burns.
Transportation
UN Major hazard class... 8.0... Corrosive substances
Packing group: II... Medium danger
Storage
Keep container tightly closed.

Store at normal room temperature.
Handling
Do not breathe solution mist.

Do not get in eyes, on skin or on clothing.

Wash hands thoroughly after handling.
Ventilation
Material should be handled or transferred under an approved fume hood or with adequate ventilation.
Personal protection
Safety glasses.

In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with copious amounts of water, seek medical advice.

Remove all contaminated clothing immediately.

Wear suitable protective clothing.

Wear suitable gloves.

Wear eye and face protection.
This information has been compiled from various sources and was up to date when written. No responsibility for it's accuracy can be taken nor can it be guaranteed as up to date.

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Written... 09 February 2003,