FIGURE 11.7. Possible lactide structures.

FIGURE 11.7Possible lactide structures

The dark color represents an l-lactic acid residue. The light color represents a d-lactic acid residue.

From: 11, Commodity Polymers from Renewable Resources: Polylactic Acid

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Carbon Management: Implications for R&D in the Chemical Sciences and Technology: A Workshop Report to the Chemical Sciences Roundtable.
National Research Council (US) Chemical Sciences Roundtable.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2001.
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