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D-(+)-Lactide is the cyclic di-ester of lactic acid (L113490), an by product that is produced by muscle cells and red blood cells when the body breaks down carbohydrates for energy during times of low oxygen levels. Lactide can be polymerized to polylactic acid using a suitable catalyst go give materials of useful properties.

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CAS number 13076-17-0
Molecular Formula C6H8O4
Catalog Number RCLST506311
Chemical Name D-(+)-Lactide
Boiling Pt No Data Available
Molecular Weight 144.13
Melting Pt 95-98°C
Storage Condition Hygroscopic, -20°C Freezer, Under inert atmosphere
Stability No Data Available
Appearance White to Off-White Solid
Solubility Chloroform (Slightly), Toluene (Slightly)
HS Commidity Code 2932.99.9090