Silver Lactate Chemical Structure

What is Silver Lactate?

Silver Lactate is an organic chemical compound with the formula CH3CH(OH)COOAg. It is formed by the combination of silver ions with lactic acid. It is known for its antimicrobial properties, similar to other silver compounds, and is used for various applications where inhibiting the growth of microorganisms is desirable.

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Name of Product Silver Lactate
IUPAC Name silver;2-hydroxypropanoate
Synonyms silver; 1-hydroxy-1-oxopropan-2-olate; Lactato de Prata; Lattato d'argento; Lactato de Plata; Lactate d'argent
CAS No 128-00-7
Molecular Formula C3H5AgO3
Molecular Weight 196.94 g/mol
Pubchem CID 157644

Chemical Properties

SR. No Criteria Limit/Specification
1 Appearance (Form) Solid Powder or Flakes
2 Appearance (Color) Gray to Purple
3 Solubility Soluble in water
Slightly soluble in alcohol
4 Melting point 120–122 °C


  • Silver lactate may be used in certain wound care products, including dressings and bandages, to provide antimicrobial protection.
  • It has been used in the textile industry to create antimicrobial fabrics such as clothing and linens. Textiles treated with silver lactate may resist the growth of odor-causing bacteria and impart a degree of vitality.
  • It is used as a reagent for the precipitation of uric acid.
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