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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.

Year introduced: 1991(1977)

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Tree Number(s): D02.540.150, D03.383.312.150

MeSH Unique ID: D015107

Registry Number: OL659KIY4X

Entry Terms:

  • 4 Butyrolactone
  • 1,4-Butanolide
  • 1,4 Butanolide
  • 4-Hydroxybutyric Acid Lactone
  • 4 Hydroxybutyric Acid Lactone
  • Lactone, 4-Hydroxybutyric Acid
  • gamma-Butyrolactone
  • gamma Butyrolactone
  • Furanone, tetrahydro-2-
  • Furanone, tetrahydro 2
  • Dihydro-2(3H)-furanone

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