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430471 Aldrich


ester terminated, Mw 50,000-75,000

Synonym: Lactel® B6001-1, PLGA



Related Categories 3D Printing Materials for Research and Development, 85:15 (Lactide:Glycolide), Biodegradable Polymers, Biodegradeable Polymers for 3D Printing, Cell Culture,
form   amorphous
feed ratio   lactide:glycolide 85:15
mol wt   Mw 50,000-75,000
degradation timeframe   <6 months
viscosity   0.55-0.75 dL/g, 0.1 % (w/v) in chloroform(25 °C)
transition temp   Tg 45-50 °C
solubility   ethyl acetate, chloroform, acetone and THF: soluble
storage temp.   2-8°C


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1, 5 g in glass bottle

Physical form

Biocompatible, biodegradable polymer.


PLGA polymers find uses in the production of biodegradable medical sutures and for controlled drug release. PLGA microspheres have been reported for use in controlled release of human growth hormone. Thin membranes of blended polymers constituting of PLGA/polycaprolactone/β-tricalcium phosphate have been used in guided bone regeneration.

Features and Benefits

Controlled release of bioactive agents, sutures and bioabsorbable implantable devices.

General description

Characteristic properties of ester terminated poly(D,L-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) are in vivo biodegradability, tunable drug release profile and very high encapsulation capacity.

Legal Information

Lactel is a registered trademark of Durect Corp.

Price and Availability

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Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 

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What are the end groups of Product No. 430471 (Poly(DL-lactide-co-glycolide)?
Product 430471 has a dodecyl (12 carbon) ester on one end of the polymer chain and a hydroxyl end group on the other.
What is the density of Product No. 430471 Poly(DL-lactide-co-glycolide)?
According to the manufacturer, product 430471 has a theoretical density of 1.27g/mL.
How is this Product No. 430471 synthesized (Poly(DL-lactide-co-glycolide)?
To synthesize product 430471, 1-dodecanol is used as an initiator and stannous octoate is used as a catalyst to start the ring opening polymerization of D,L-lactide and glycolide monomers.
What is the tensile strength of Product No. 403471 Poly(DL-lactide-co-glycolide)?
Product 430471 has a tensile strength of 6000 - 8000 psi, with an elongation of 3-10%.
Is Product No. 403471 a resorbable polymer?
Yes, Product No. 430471 has a resorption time of 5-6 months.
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