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butyrolactone

[¦byüd·ə·rō′lak‚tōn]
(organic chemistry)
C4H6O2 A liquid, the anhydride of butyric acid; used as a solvent in the manufacture of plastics.
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The illicit home synthesis from gamma-butyrolactone and sodium hydroxide, sold together in kits, has been the source of numerous cases of GHB overdose (Henretig et al.
In recent months, Metabolix has produced biobased gamma-Butyrolactone ("GBL," a C4 chemical) at semi-works scale (60,000L) and has produced biobased acrylic acid (a C3 chemical) at lab scale.
Det Insp Andy Hawkins said: "We believe the controlled substance Gamma-Butyrolactone, or GBL, may have been used as a drug at the gathering.
The study Gamma-butyrolactone (gamma-butyrolactone(GBL)) (CAS 96-48-0) Market Research Report presents an overview of the Gamma-butyrolactone market globally and regionally by contemplating and analyzing its parameters.
Police said a postmortem has yet to be held but added: "We believe that controlled substance gamma-butyrolactone, or GBL, may have been used as a drug at the gathering at the address.
Butanediol is used as an intermediate in the production of various downstream chemicals, including gamma-butyrolactone, tetrahydrofuran (THF), polytetrahydrofuran (PolyTHF(R)) and N-methyl, N-vinyl, and polyvinylpyrrolidone.
20, 1996--Lonza SpA, Milan, Italy and Akzo Nobel, The Netherlands, have signed a letter of intent on a joint feasibility study for setting up a 60/40 joint venture for the production of N-Methylpyrrolidone (NMP) and related intermediates including Gamma-butyrolactone (GBL).
Hester Stewart, 21, died after mixing gamma-butyrolactone (GBL) with alcohol.
GBL, or Gamma-Butyrolactone, is used by some partygoers to achieve a legal high.

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