Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A volatile substance, C6H8O4, one of the anhydrids of lactic acid produced by the dry distillation of that acid. See lactone.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) A white, crystalline substance, obtained from lactic acid by distillation, and regarded as an anhydride; also, by extension, any similar substance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun organic chemistry Any of a class of heterocyclic compounds, formally acid anhydrides, formed by heating α-lactones
  • noun organic chemistry The anhydride of lactic acid.

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Examples

  • A lactone is a cyclic ester, a type of lactide, which is formed from dehydrated lactic acid.

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  • PALCA: The X-ray pictures of the particular block copolymer Bates was studying - and in case you're interested, it was a mix of poly isoprene and poly lactide and poly styrene, poly isoprene and poly ethylene oxide anyway, those X-ray pictures suggested something unusual was going on.

    Molecular Mimicry: Plastic, Steel Line Up Like Kin

  • PALCA: The X-ray pictures of the particular block copolymer Bates was studying - and in case you're interested, it was a mix of poly isoprene and poly lactide and poly styrene, poly isoprene and poly ethylene oxide anyway, those X-ray pictures suggested something unusual was going on.

    Molecular Mimicry: Plastic, Steel Line Up Like Kin

  • PALCA: The X-ray pictures of the particular block copolymer Bates was studying - and in case you're interested, it was a mix of poly isoprene and poly lactide and poly styrene, poly isoprene and poly ethylene oxide anyway, those X-ray pictures suggested something unusual was going on.

    Molecular Mimicry: Plastic, Steel Line Up Like Kin

  • The X-ray pictures of the particular block copolymers Bates was studying - one polymer containing isoprene and lactide; and another polymer containing styrene, isoprene and ethylene oxide - suggested something unusual was going on.

    NPR Topics: News

  • The X-ray pictures of the particular block copolymers Bates was studying - one polymer containing isoprene and lactide; and another polymer containing styrene, isoprene and ethylene oxide - suggested something unusual was going on.

    NPR Topics: News

  • The X-ray pictures of the particular block copolymers Bates was studying - one polymer containing isoprene and lactide; and another polymer containing styrene, isoprene and ethylene oxide - suggested something unusual was going on.

    NPR Topics: News

  • The X-ray pictures of the particular block copolymers Bates was studying - one polymer containing isoprene and lactide; and another polymer containing styrene, isoprene and ethylene oxide - suggested something unusual was going on.

    NPR Topics: News

  • The X-ray pictures of the particular block copolymers Bates was studying - one polymer containing isoprene and lactide; and another polymer containing styrene, isoprene and ethylene oxide - suggested something unusual was going on.

    NPR Topics: News

  • Zhou WZ, Prabha S, Sahoo SK, Labhasetwar V (2002) Rapid endo-lysosomal escape of poly (DL-lactide-co-glycolide) nanoparticles: implications for drug and gene delivery.

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