Chemical Formula: CH3CH(OH)COOH
2-Hydroxypropanoic acid, alpha-Hydroxypropionic Acid,
1-Hydroxyethanecarboxylic acid, Ethylidenelactic acid
Syrupy liquid. Colorless or slightly yellow.
Lactic acid is used in foods to add tartness and as
a preservative. The name comes from the Latin word
for milk, but most lactic acid is produced commercially
from corn fermentation.
Lactic acid is what gives the sour taste to spoiled
milk, and to sauerkraut.
Lactic acid is also used as a preservative in foods like spanish olives.
lactic acid: InChI=1/C3H6O3/c1-2(4)3(5)6/h2,4H,1H3,(H,5,6)
By Simon Quellen Field