Name: L-3,6-Dimethyl-1,4-dioxane-2,5-dione

CAS No: 95-96-5

Appearance: white particle

Purity: >99.5%

Minimal order quantity: 200 gram

DL-Lactide is a physical mixture of racemic l-and d-monomers in the same proportion. DL-LA is produced by DL-lactic acid polymerization. Because DL-lactic acid itself is racemized, DL-LA does not need to consider the racemization of lactic acid or lactide, Racemic lactide can be synthesized by extensive operation, which has simple process and low cost of raw material.

The disadvantage of DL-LA is that the single yield of DL-LA is not more than 50% , and the other 50% is DL-LA. That is to say, the ratio of the racemic lactide and the racemic lactide produced by DL-lactic acid is 1:1. L-LA with high yield could be obtained by avoiding racemization of l-lactic acid.

Since only l-lactic acid is biologically active in humans, only L-lactic acid-degrading enzymes are present in the body. Only l-lactic acid is used in food and medicine.


DL lactide is a synthetic compound that is derived from lactic acid. It is a type of lactide that contains both the D and L forms of the molecule.

The solvent for lactide is typically a polar organic solvent, such as methyl ethyl ketone (MEK), tetrahydrofuran (THF), or chloroform. These solvents are commonly used in the polymerization process of lactide to dissolve and react with the monomer.

DL-lactide is a versatile compound that finds various applications in different industries. Some common uses of DL-lactide include its incorporation into the production of biodegradable polymers, such as polylactic acid (PLA).

DL-lactide can also be utilized as a monomer in the synthesis of specialty chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Additionally, DL-lactide has potential uses as a chiral building block in organic synthesis, allowing for the production of various compounds with specific optical properties.

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