Agent Name

3,6-Dimethyl-1,4-dioxane-2,5-dione

Alternative Name

Dilactide

CAS Number

95-96-5

Formula

C6-H8-O4

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

3,6-Dimethyl-2,5-dioxo-1,4-dioxane; Dilactide; Lactic acid, bimol. cyclic ester; Lactide; Propanoic acid, 2-hydroxy-, bimol. cyclic ester; 1,4-Dioxane-2,5-dione, 3,6-dimethyl-; p-Dioxane-2,5-dione, 3,6-dimethyl- (8CI); [ChemIDplus] 3,6-Diketo-2,5-dimethyl-1,4-dioxane; 3,6-Dimethyl-p-dioxane-2,5-dione; 2,5-Dimethyl-3,6-dioxo-1,4-dioxane; 2,5-Dioxo-3,6-dimethyl-1,4-dioxane; DL-Lactide; Purasorb L; [RTECS]

Category

Other Organic Compounds

Description

Solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make polylactic acid and cosmetics; [ExPub: ECHA REACH Registrations]

Comments

Causes stomach ulceration and changes in renal tubules in 2-week intermittent oral studies of dogs; [RTECS] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "4,4-Dimethyl-1,3-dioxane" and "1,4-Dioxane."

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