Sodium lactate

Status : approved


Sodium lactate is the sodium salt of lactic acid, and has a mild saline taste. It is produced by fermentation of a sugar source, such as corn or beets, and then, by neutralizing the resulting lactic acid to create a compound having the formula NaC3H5O3.


For use as an alkalinizing agent.

Chemical Classification

This compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as carboxylic acid salts. These are ionic derivatives of carboxylic acid.

Carboxylic acid salts

Organic compounds

Organic acids and derivatives

Carboxylic acids and derivatives

Carboxylic acid derivatives

Calculated Property

kind Value Source
logP -0.61 ALOGPS
logS 0.88 ALOGPS
Water Solubility 8.51e+02 g/l ALOGPS
logP -0.47 ChemAxon
IUPAC Name sodium 2-hydroxypropanoate ChemAxon
Traditional IUPAC Name sodium lactate ChemAxon
Molecular Weight 112.0598 ChemAxon
Monoisotopic Weight 112.013638701 ChemAxon
SMILES [Na+].CC(O)C([O-])=O ChemAxon
Molecular Formula C3H5NaO3 ChemAxon
InChI InChI=1S/C3H6O3.Na/c1-2(4)3(5)6;/h2,4H,1H3,(H,5,6);/q;+1/p-1 ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area (PSA) 60.36 ChemAxon
Refractivity 29.68 ChemAxon
Polarizability 7.65 ChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count 1 ChemAxon
H Bond Acceptor Count 3 ChemAxon
H Bond Donor Count 1 ChemAxon
pKa (strongest acidic) 3.78 ChemAxon
pKa (strongest basic) -3.7 ChemAxon
Physiological Charge -1 ChemAxon
Number of Rings 0 ChemAxon
Bioavailability 1 ChemAxon
Rule of Five 1 ChemAxon
Ghose Filter 0 ChemAxon
MDDR-Like Rule 0 ChemAxon