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Product Data

Rev.No.9/0406

PURAC HS 88
Description

Specification

Visual sensory
characteristics

Identification

Purity

Physical-chemicalproperties

Regulatory / Registration

PURAC HS is the natural L-Lactic acid, which is produced by fermentation from sugar. It has a mild
acid taste and is widely used in food, cosmetic and chemical industries.
PURAC#s main functions are preservation, pH-regulation, flavoring, humectancy, sequestration and
as natural body constituent in cosmetic products.
Product
Form
Assay
Labeled concentration
Stereochemical purity (S)-enantiomer

L-lactic acid
syrupy liquid
88.0-89.0 % (w/w)
min. 88.0 % (w/w)
min. 97 %

Clarity of solution
Color
Color after heating
Odor
Taste

clear
max. 35 Apha
max. 50 Apha
mild, typical lactic acid
mild acid

Solubility
Positive test for acid
Positive for lactate

soluble in water and ethanol


1 in 10 in water, litmus paper
passes test

Sulfated ash / residue on ignition


Chlorides
Sulfate
Arsenic
Heavy metals
Iron
Lead
Mercury
Cyanide
Citric, oxalic, phosphoric, tartaric acid
Sugars and other reducing substances
Readily carbonizable substances
Volatile fatty acids
Methanol
Ether insolubles

max. 0.05 % (w/w)


max. 10 mg/kg1)
max. 10 mg/kg1)
max. 1 mg/kg
max. 5 mg/kg
max. 5 mg/kg
max. 0.5 mg/kg
max. 1 mg/kg
max. 1 mg/kg1)
passes test 1)
passes test 1)
passes test 1)
passes test 1)
max. 0.05 % (w/w)
passes test

Molecular formula
Molecular weight
Chemical name

CH3CHOHCOOH
90
2-hydroxypropionic acid

CAS number
EEC Additive number
INS
GRAS status
Complies with

79-33-4 (general 50-21-5)


E270 Lactic acid
270 Lactic acid
21CFR184.1061
FCC, JSFA, JECFA, USP, 231/2012/
EC

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Product Data

Rev.No.9/0406

PURAC HS 88
Additional-information

Complies with latest version of:


JECFA: Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives; Codex Alimentarius
FCC: Food Chemicals Codex
USP: United States Pharmacopeia
JSFA: Japan's Specifications and Standards for Food Additives
This product is heatstable.
1)

passes test: see codices

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contained herein shall be construed as a recommendation to use any products in conflict with existing patents covering any material or its use.