Chinese Association of Idaho State University (CAISU)
Synonyms:1-Oxacyclopentan-2-one;2(3H)-dihydrofuranone;2(3H)-Furanone, dihydro-;2(3H)-furanone,dihydro-;2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-2-furanone;2-Oxolanone;2-Oxotetrahydrofuran;3-Hydroxybutyric acid lactone
General Description: Clear colorless oily liquid with a pleasant odor.
Density:1.12 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
Refractive Index: n20/D 1.436(lit.)
Usage: It is one kind of important fine chemicalintermediate, simultaneously also is one kind of performance fine highboiling point solvent, ideal antioxidant, plasticizer,extracting agent, absorbent, dispersing agent, solid stain, Coagulation Reagent.Tulobuterol
Air & Water Reactions:Hygroscopic. Soluble in water.
Reactivity Profile: It can react with oxidizing materials, inorganic acids and bases, alcohols and amines. Rapidly hydrolyzed by bases and slowly hydrolyzed by acids. It is volatile with steam. . The combination of the lactone, butanol, 2,4-dichlorophenol, and sodium hydroxide in the attempted synthesis of 2,4-dichlorophenoxybutyric acid caused a thermal runaway reaction that eventually exploded.
Fire Hazard: G-Butyrolactone is combustible.
Butyrolactone is an important chemical raw material and intermediate for medicine, and also the intermediate of the synthesize N-methyl pyrrolidone, α -pyrrolidone, polyvinyl pyrrolidone, α -acetyl-γ -butyrolactone, methionine and the butyric acid compounds.
This product features a strong solubility, and is a good solvent for polyacrylonitrile, epoxy resin, polyvinyl butyral, polyvinyl chloride and its copolymers, and cellulose polymers. In medical industry, it is mainly used in synthesizing cyclopropylamine, etc.
Butyrolactone (butyrolactone or ) is a hygroscopic colorless liquid with a weak characteristic odor which is soluble in water. is a common solvent and reagent in chemistry as well as being used as a flavouring, as a cleaning solvent, as a superglue remover, and as a solvent in some wet aluminium electrolytic capacitors. In humans it acts as a prodrug for, and it is used as a recreational intoxicant with effects similar to alcohol.Butyrolactone has been found in extracts from samples of unadulterated wines.
This finding indicates that Butyrolactone is a naturally occurring component in some wines and may be present in similar products. The concentration detected was approximately 5 μg/mL and was easily observed using a simple extraction technique followed by GC/MS analysis. Butyrolactone can be found in cheese flavourings but typically results in a content of 0.0002% Butyrolactone in the final foodstuff.