Gamma Butyrolactone Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Gamma Butyrolactone Properties

Gamma Butyrolactone

Gamma Butyrolactone 3D Structure-Molecule 3D Struture
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Gamma Butyrolactone Structure-Molecule Struture
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Gamma Butyrolactone is a hygroscopic colorless oily liquid with a weak characteristic odor and is soluble in water.It is a common solvent and reagent in chemistry and is used as an aroma compound, as a stain remover, as a superglue remover, as a paint stripper, and as a solvent in some wet aluminium electrolytic capacitors. In humans it acts as a prodrug for GHB, and it is used as a recreational intoxicant.

Chemical Properties

Acidity 4.5
Appearance Colorless oily liquid
Boiling Point 204 °C
CAS Number 96-48-0 
Chemical Composition Tetrahydrofuran-->Hydrogen-->Maleic anhydride -->Succinic anhydride-->1,4-Butanediol
Density 1.1286 g/ml
HS Code 29322980
IUPAC Name Dihydrofuran-2(3H)-one
Melting Point -43.53 °C
Molar Mass 86.089 g/mol
Molecular Formula C4H6O2
RTECS Number LU3500000
Refractive 1.435 n/D
Solubility Soluble in CCl4, acetone, benzene, methanol, ethyl ether
Synonyms 1,4-Butanolide;1-Oxacyclopentan-2-one; 2,3,4,5-Tetrahydro-2-furanone; 2-Oxolanone;2-Oxotetrahydrofuran; 4,5-Dihydro-2(3H)-furanone; 4-Butanolide; 4-Deoxytetronicacid; 4-Hydroxybutanoic acid lactone; 4-Hydroxybutyric acid lactone; Butanoicacid, 4-hydroxy-, g-lactone; Butyric acid lactone; Butyrolactone; Dihydro-2(3H)-furanone;GBL; NIH 10540; NSC 4592; Paint Clean G; Tetrahydro-2-furanone; g-BL; g-Butalactone; g-Butyrolactone; g-Butyryllactone; g-Hydroxybutyric acid lactone
Viscosity 1.7 cPs