ethyl lactate


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ethyl lactate

[¦eth·əl ′lak‚tāt]
(organic chemistry)
CH3CHOHCOOC2H5 A colorless liquid that boils at 154°C, has a mild odor, and is miscible with water and organic solvents such as alcohols, ketones, esters, and hydrocarbons; used as a flavoring and as a solvent for cellulose compounds such as nitrocellulose, cellulose acetate, and cellulose ethers. Also known as ethyl-2-hydroxypropionate.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Lactic acid (90%) was dehydrated by vacuum distillation and immediately refluxed with ethanol in presence of SilicaSupported Preyssler Nanoparticles ([H.sub.14][Na[P.sub.5][W.sub.30][O.sub.110]]/ Si[O.sub.2]) (SPNPs) and with azeotropic removal of water to afford ethyl lactate (2) in 82 % yield, (Scheme 1).
In a second series of experiments, the same resin was isolated in ethyl lactate (EL) and a similar series of fractionations were run with the new fractionation method.
Resists were formulated in an ethyl lactate (EL)/n-butyl acetate (NBA) solvent mixture using resin (fractionated by either method), a mixture of two different proprietary photoactive compounds, and a surfactant.
Most beers contain about 0.01 mg/1 of ethyl lactate; however, the Weissenbier has a much higher level, which contributes to its aroma and taste.
The resin was dissolved in methanol (or ethyl lactate) and diluted to 24% (w/w) solids.