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Sigma-Aldrich

Polylactic acid

Mw ~60,000

Synonym(s):
Poly(2-hydroxypropionic acid)
CAS Number:
MDL number:
NACRES:
NA.23

form

solid

Quality Level

shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label

mol wt

Mn ~30,000
Mw ~60,000

InChI

1S/C3H6O3/c1-2(4)3(5)6/h2,4H,1H3,(H,5,6)

InChI key

JVTAAEKCZFNVCJ-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Polylactic acid(PLA) is a biodegradable polyester synthesized from lactic acid monomer via ring opening polymerization. Owing to its excellent thermal, mechanical and barrier properties, it is widely used in the field of tissue engineering, drug delivery, and orthopedic devices.

Application

Polylactic acid can be used to prepare tubular scaffolds via the electrospinning method. These scaffolds are applicable in vascular tissue engineering.

It can be used to prepare PLA/polyvinyl alcohol wound dressing membrane through electrospinning and coating method. The coating of PLA improves the mechanical strength of nanofiber and acts as a protective layer to control the release of drug to the wound site.

It can also be used to synthesize free-standing, flexible ultra-thin PLA nanofilms which can act as a matrix for adhesion, spreading, and proliferation of skeletal muscle cells.

Packaging

1 g in poly tube
5 g in poly bottle

Features and Benefits

  • Biocompatibility
  • Lower toxicity
  • Low cost
  • Better encapsulation

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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