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Compound Summary for: CID 7302

4-Butyrolactone

Also known as: gamma-Butyrolactone; BUTYROLACTONE; dihydrofuran-2(3H)-one; 1,4-Butanolide; 96-48-0; 4-Butanolide; 2(3H)-Furanone, dihydro-
Molecular Formula: C4H6O2   Molecular Weight: 86.08924   InChIKey: YEJRWHAVMIAJKC-UHFFFAOYSA-N
One of the FURANS with a carbonyl thereby forming a cyclic lactone. It is an endogenous compound made from gamma-aminobutyrate and is the precursor of gamma-hydroxybutyrate. It is also used as a pharmacological agent and solvent.   From: MeSH
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