butyrolactone


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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 substance - full name gamma butyrolactone is closely related to the banned gammahydroxybutrate (GHB) drug.
While GHB itself has not been sold over the counter in the United States since 1992, products containing gamma butyrolactone (GBL), a chemical converted in the body to GHB, still can be found in a number of dietary supplements sold in health food stores and gyms.
Ephedra or Ephedrine DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) Melatonin Dieter's Teas L-Tryptophan Folic Acid Gamma Hydroxybutyric Acid (GHB), Gamma Butyrolactone (GBL), and 1,4 Butanediol (BD)
One of the more worrisome analogues of GHB is a widely used chemical solvent, gamma butyrolactone (GBL).
Some products that contain gamma butyrolactone (GBL) -- like Renewtrient, Revivarant, Blue Nitro and Gamma G -- are touted as performance enhancers.
SOLVENT MIXTURES may contain small amounts of methylene chloride mixed with other solvents, or new nonflammable stripping agents such as n-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) and gamma butyrolactone.
For example, the FDA recently issued warnings about the use of gamma butyrolactone (GBL) and sought to pressure suppliers into voluntarily recalling the product.
For example, FDA issued a January 1999 warning about illegally marketed and unapproved "dietary supplements" containing gamma butyrolactone (GBL).
Gamma butyrolactone (GBL) is an unapproved drug, not a supplement, says the FDA.
Stay away from supplements containing gamma butyrolactone (GBL), warns the Food and Drug Administration.
Gamma butyrolactone poisoning and its similarities to gamma hydroxybutyric acid: two case reports.
It is believed they had swallowed a chemical, possibly gamma butyrolactone - known more commonly as GBL.