ETHYL LACTATE

Chemical Identification
Chemical Identification
CAS # 97-64-3
Formula

C₅H₁₀O₃

Synonyms

actylol; ethyl α-hydroxypropionate; ethyl-2-hydroxypropionate

Physical Properties
Physical Properties
Physical description A clear colorless liquid with a mild odor.
Boiling point 309°F Molecular weight 118.1
Freezing point/melting point Vapor pressure
Flash point 115°F Vapor density
Specific gravity 1.03 Ionization potential
Lower explosive limit (LEL) 1.5% Upper explosive limit (UEL) 11.4%
NFPA health rating 3 NFPA fire rating 2
NFPA reactivity rating 0 NFPA special instruction
Vapor hazard ratio (VHR)
Historical exceedance percentage
Target organs
Monitoring Methods Used by OSHA
Monitoring Methods Used by OSHA
Analyte code (IMIS no.) E227
Sampling group
Sampler/Sampling media
Sampling time*

50 min

Sampling volume (TWA)*

10 L

Sampling flow rate (TWA)*

0.2 L/min

Sampling volume (STEL/Peak/C)*
 

 

Sampling flow rate (STEL/Peak/C)*
 

 

Analytical method instruments
Method reference OSHA PV2081 (partially validated)
Notes
 

 

Special requirements
 

 

* All sampling instructions above are recommended guidelines for OSHA Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs), please see the corresponding OSHA method reference for complete details.

Wipe Method
Wipe Method
Sampler/Sampling media
 

 

Bulk Method
Bulk Method
 

 

On-Site Screening Techniques
On-Site Screening Techniques
Device
Model/Type
Sampling information
(see manufacturer instructions)
Exposure Limits
Exposure Limits
OSHA PEL
8-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
Peak
NIOSH REL
Up to 10-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
ACGIH TLV©
8-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
CAL/OSHA PEL
8-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
Peak
PEL-TWA
 

 

REL-TWA
 

 

TLV-TWA
 

 

PEL-TWA
 

 

PEL-STEL
 

 

REL-STEL
 

 

TLV-STEL
 

 

PEL-STEL
 

 

PEL-C
 

 

REL-C
 

 

TLV-C
 

 

PEL-C
 

 

Skin notation
 

NA

Skin notation
 

NA

Skin notation
 

NA

Skin notation
 

NA

Notes:
 

Not established

Notes:
 

Not established

Notes:
 

Not established

Notes:
 

 

Health factors:  See NIH-NLM PubChem. IDLH
Carcinogenic classifications: Notes:
 

 

AIHA emergency response planning guidelines - ERPG-1/ERPG-2/ERPG-3:
 

 

Additional Resources and Literature References
Additional Resources and Literature References

NOAA: CAMEO Chemicals - Ethyl lactate

NIOSH: Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards - Not listed

Literature References

 

 

Last Updated Date : 12/19/2018