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Lactide

Lactide

(Science: chemistry) a white, crystalline substance, obtained from also, by extension, any similar substance.

Origin: lactic _ anhydride.


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The Fiber Disease

... activity of NTI. [Pubmed Record - new window] Synthesis and characterization of poly-alpha,beta-[N-(2-hydroxyethyl)-L-aspartamide]-g-poly(L-lactide) biodegradable copolymers as drug carriers. T Peng, SX Cheng, RX Zhuo Key Laboratory of Biomedical Polymers of Ministry of Education, Department ...

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by Nadas Moksha
Wed Dec 20, 2006 8:01 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
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The Fiber Disease

... from the corn sugar to the polymer, which is used to make clothing. First, the sugar is fermented into lactic acid, then that is converted into lactide. Then lactide is converted into PLA, or polymer. It takes a matter of hours, but longer than that to get through our plant." PLA polymer ...

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by London
Fri Aug 11, 2006 2:13 pm
 
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The Fiber Disease

Beginning in the 1960s, a range of synthetic biodegradable polymers have been developed, including polylactide (PLA), polyglycolide (PGA), poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA), poly(e-caprolactone), polydioxanone, polyanhydride, trimethylene carbonate, poly(ß-hydroxybutyrate), ...

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by London
Wed May 10, 2006 10:55 pm
 
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