Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Lactic Acid

          Lactic acid molecular formula is C3H6O3. It is otherwise known as milk acid. Lactic acid has two optical isomers. One is known as L (+) Lactic acid Or (S) Lactic acid and its mirror image is D  (-)  Lactic acid or (R) lactic acid. Lactic acid is chiral. It is a syrupy carboxylic acid miscible with water or ethanol. Synthetic form of lactic acid used as a preservative in textile and pharmaceuticals.

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      Dairy product, Soy sauce, Pickled vegetables.

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