There is no statistically significant difference in the response of the enantiomers and the racemate of -alanine to -radiation (60Co) and accelerated electrons (10 MeV). The response was measured by the yield of ammonia, one of the separated final products of solid alanine radiolysis and the concentration of free radical CH3·CH·COO–, the intermediate product of radiolysis. Some of the properties of the racemate may affect the precision of measurements. TheDL-alanine shows different crystal structure, morphology of crystals, specific density and bulk density than the enantiomers. The response ofL andDL alanines built into composites may be different because of different reactivity of the enantiomer and the racemate with components during the processing and irradiation.