Calcium Lactate

Name:Calcium Lactate

Molecular Formula: C6H10CaO6· 5H2O

Molecular Weight:  308.30

EU Standard:                             E327

Einecs:                                       212-406-7

GB standard:                             GB1886. 21-2016

HS Code:                                   291811

CAS No.:  814-80-2, 28305-25-1


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  • Technical Specification
  • Product Application

Other chemical names:  Calcium L-Lactate; Calcium Lactate Pentahydrate;

Properties: white or nearly white particles or powder, odorless or slight special  smell, easily soluble in hot water, insoluble in ethanol, ether or chloroform.

Packing: In 25KG bags lined with PE bags.

Storage and Transportation: Non-dangerous product, suitable for any transportation conditions, sealed and stored in ventilated, dry and shady warehouse, can’t be mixed with the poisonous.



Chemical name   Calcium 2-Hydroxypropanoate pentahydrate
Molecular weight g/mol 308
Molecular formula   C6H20O11Ca
Solubility in water (@ 25°C/77°F) g/100 mL Max. 9
Solubility in water (1g/30 mL) Passes test
Dissolution rate   Soluble in water and practically insoluble
    in ethanol
Hydrate form   Penta
Form   Powder
pH (5g product + 95g water) 6.0 – 8.0
Loss on drying % w/w 22 – 27
Colour White
Odour Neutral
Taste Neutral
Positive test for calcium Passes test
Positive test for lactate Passes test
Calcium lactate content (as anhydrous) % w/w 98 – 101
Calcium content (as anhydrous) % w/w 16.5 – 20.1
Calcium content % w/w 13.1 – 14.5
Heavy metals (as Pb) ppm Max. 5
Iron ppm Max. 25
Chloride ppm Max. 80
Sulphate ppm Max. 400
Phosphate ppm Max. 150
Lead ppm Max. 0.5
Arsenic ppm Max. 1
Mercury ppm Max. 1
Fluoride ppm Max. 15
Reducing substances (sugars) Passes test
Volatile fatty acids Passes test
Acidity – alkalinity Passes test (acidity)
Magnesium and alkali salts % w/w Max. 1
Mesophilic bacteria counts/g Max. 1000
Moulds counts/g Max. 100
Yeasts counts/g Max. 50
Labeling   E 327
CAS number   28305-25-1
GRAS status   Yes
INCI name   Calcium Lactate
Complies with   Eur Reg 231/2012 – FCC(1) – JSFA(1) – JECFA(1)

Kosher – Halal

COSMOS approved   Raw material approved by Ecocert Greenlife according the COSMOS cosmetic standards



Technical Specification

Item Index
Assay 98.0-101.0%
Loss on drying 22.0-27.0%
PH(5%solution) 6.0-8.0
Water solution test Pass test
Color white
Odor Neutral
Free acid & alkali test Pass test
Volatile fatty acid test Pass test
Arsenic(as As) 0.0002%max
Lead(as Pb) 0.001%max
Heavy Metal(as Pb) 0.002%max
Mg and Alkali salt 1.0%max
Iron(as Fe) 0.005%max
Choloride(as Cl) 0.05%max
Sulphate(as SO4) 0.075%max
Fluoride(as F) 0.0015%max

Product Application

☆   Used as the mineral fortifier in sports beverage, juice, diet foods and baby products because of its neutral taste, stability and high bioavailability;

☆   Used to enhance the minerals in milk and fermented milk drink without impact on the product flavor and taste and risks of protein precipitation;

☆   Used in jelly, gum, jam and minced fish to adjust pH, stabilize gel and enhance the gel strength;

☆   Used in tooth paste to prevent mineral loss from the enamel, reduce formation of dental calculus and protect teeth;

☆   Used in some pharmacies for direct compress tablets.


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