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Lactide is hydrolytically unstable in water, based on the results of an unreliable study: It hydrolyses with a half life of ca 3 hours in water at 21 °C.

However, DD-lactide is readily biodegradable. Therefore, conduct of a guideline-compliant hydrolysis is not required according to the provisions of REACH Annex VIII, point 9.2.2.1, column 2.