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LC2456 Ethyl 2-methyllactate
for synthesis


Order number Packaging Quantity Price €
AC29456 Glass bottle 100 ml 24.525


Product information
Synonyms Ethyl a-hydroxyisobutyrate, 2-Methyllactic acid ethyl ester
Hill Formula C6H12O3
Chemical formula (CH3)2C(OH)COOC2H5
HS Code 2918 19 98
EC number 201-290-3
Molar mass 132.16 g/mol
CAS number 80-55-7


Chemical and physical data
Solubility (20 °C) (decomposition)
Molar mass 132.16 g/mol
Density 0.98 g/cm3 (20 °C)
Boiling point 150 °C (1013 hPa)
Flash point 44 °C
Refractive index 1.4078 (20 °C, 589 nm)


Safety information according to GHS
Hazard Statement(s) H226: Flammable liquid and vapour.
Signal Word Warning
Hazard Pictogram(s)
RTECS OD5672000
Storage class 3 Flammable Liquids
WGK WGK 3 highly water endangering
Disposal 3
Relatively unreactive organic reagents should be collected in container A. If halogenated, they should be collected in container B. For solid residues use container C.


Safety information
R Phrase R 10
Categories of danger flammable


Transport information
Declaration (transport by sea) IMDG-Code UN 3272 ESTERS, N.O.S.(ETHYL-2-METHYLLACTATE), 3, III
Declaration (transport by air) IATA-DGR UN 3272 ESTERS, N.O.S.(ETHYL-2-METHYLLACTATE), 3, III


Assay  (GC, area%) ≥ 98 %
Density (d 20 °C/ 4 °C) 0.983 – 0.987
Identity (IR) passes test



≥ 115 °C