methyl lactate

methyl lactate

[′meth·əl ′lak‚tāt]
(organic chemistry)
CH3CHCHCOOCH3 Liquid boiling at 145°C; miscible with water and most organic liquids; used as a solvent for lacquers, stains, and cellulosic materials.
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(1991) studied the conversion of methyl lactate to methyl acrylate over CaS[O.sub.4]/[Ca.sub.3] [(P[O.sub.3]).sub.2] catalysts at 350[degrees]C, but the maximum total yield of acrylic acid and methyl acrylate was only 33.4%.
In our previous work, we evaluated the effects of cupric sulfate and phosphate on the dehydration of methyl lactate to acrylates, and got a favourable catalysts combination (Zhang et al., 2008).
Lactic acid (85 wt.%, analytic grade) and methyl lactate (99 wt.
After methyl lactate is removed or recovered by heating the material in a distillation column, processors are left with a pure methyl lactate.