Calcium Lactate

Product Description

Calcium lactate is a white crystalline salt with formula C6H10CaO6,consisting of two lactate anions H3C(CHOH)CO−2 for each calcium cation Ca2+.It forms several hydrates, the most common being the pentahydrate C6H10CaO6·5H2O.Calcium lactate can be prepared by the reaction of lactic acid with calcium carbonate or calcium hydroxide.

Classification: DL-Calcium Gluconate; L-Calcium Gluconate

Molecular formula: C6H10CaO6·5H2O

Molecular weight: 308.3

CAS NO.:814-80-2

Appearance: white granules or white powder with a little efflorescence

Organoleptics: odorless and moderate flavor

Solubility: It can be easily dissolved in hot water (5%), but not in inorganic solvents.

Character: It has high absorption rate and good solubility, so it can be easily absorbed.

Application: It is widely used in the fields of food, beverage, medicine, etc., and also used as strengthening calcium source added into dairy products.

Standard: It conforms to the requirement of FCC, USP and BP.

Items Specification
Assay % 98.0-101.0
Loss on Drying % 22.0-27.0
Chloride(as Cl¯) % ≤ 0.05
Sulfate(as SO4²‾) % ≤0.075
Fluoride(as F¯) % ≤0.0015
Water-solubility Test Qualified
Free Acid and Free Base Test Qualified
Volatile Fatty Acid Test Qualified
Iron salt(as Fe) % ≤0.005
Magnesium and Alkali Metals % ≤1.0
Heavy Metals(as Pb) % ≤ 0.002
Lead(Pb) % ≤0.001
Arsenical(As) % ≤0.0002


In food Industry
1. It is a fine calcium source, used extensively in beverage and food.
2. It can be used in jelly, chewing gum to stabilize and fortify the gal.
3. Used in fruit packing, vegetable machining and storage to reduce the lost of condensate,
increase the brittleness.
4. Used as an additive in the smashed meat of sausage and banger

In medicine
1.It can be used as the calcium source and nutrition supplement in troche.
2.Used as nutrimental in medical treatment.

In Agricultural product and Agriculture
1.Used as calcium supplement for fish and birds
2.Used as feed additives