Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Ethyl lactate

Contributor(s): Yolande Bishop

Introduction

Name

  • Ethyl lactate.

Class of drug

  • Antibacterial agent.
  • Keratoplastic.

Description

Chemical name

  • 2-Hydroxypropanoic acid ethyl ester.
  • Ethyl alpha-hydroxypropionate.

Molecular formula

  • C5 H10 O3.
  • CH3CHOHCOOC2H5.

Molecular weight

  • 118.13.

Physical properties

  • Colorless liquid.
  • Characteristic odor.
  • Boiling point: 154°F.  Temperature conversion table 
  • Miscible with water (with partial decomposition), alcohol and ether.

Uses

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Indications

  • Surface/superficial pyoderma.

Administration

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Curtis C (1998)Use and abuse of topical dermatological therapy in dogs and cats. Part 1. Shampoo therapy.In Pract20(5) 244-251.
  • Prottey C et al (1984)The mode of action of ethyl lactate as a treatment for acne.Br J Dermatol110475-485.

Other sources of information

  • Tennant B (1999)Small Animal Formulary.3rd edn. British Small Animal Veterinary Association. ISBN 0 905214 52 8.

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