93578 Aldrich


viscosity ~1.0 dL/g, 0.1 % (w/v) in chloroform(25 °C)

Synonym: L-Lactide polymer, PLA, Poly(L-Lactic acid)



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description   ester terminated
mol wt   Mn 59,000
  Mw 101,000
degradation timeframe   >3 years
impurities   <0.5% water
viscosity   ~1.0 dL/g, 0.1 % (w/v) in chloroform(25 °C)
Mw/Mn   <1.8



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end group: dodecyl ester


5 g in poly bottle

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