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Assessment of 4511-42-6, Lactide by ToxServices, 2013-10-22

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Assessment by ToxServices LLC Assessment Date: 10-22-13
Expiration Date: 10-22-16
Assessor: ToxServices LLC
Assessor Type*: GreenScreen Profiler
Assessment Type*: Certified with Verification
Template version: V1.2(2e)
Tracking number: GSI-53

Lactide compound

CAS#: 4511-42-6
Chemical Name: Lactide

Chemical Synonyms: 615-95-2; AI3-05059; 3,6-Dimethyl-1,4-dioxane-2,5-dione; 3,6-Dimethyl-2,5-dioxo-1,4-dioxane; EINECS 202-468-3; Lactic acid, bimol. cyclic ester; Lactide; NSC 403080; Propanoic acid, 2-hydroxy-, bimol. cyclic ester; UNII-7EH08MWO6M (ExPub 2013)

Primary Applications: Processing Aids and Additives

Lactide is a chemical that functions as a pH regulator in food, a swelling agent in bakery products, a bacteriostat in meat emulsions, a reagent for chemical reactions that do not produce water molecules, a destabilizer for production of porous ceramics, and an electrolyte in lithium batteries.