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4-Butyrolactone MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
4-Butyrolactone
Tree Number(s)
D02.540.150
D03.383.312.150
Unique ID
D015107
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D015107
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
1,4-Butanolide
4-Hydroxybutyric Acid Lactone
Dihydro-2(3H)-furanone
Furanone, tetrahydro-2-
gamma-Butyrolactone
Pharm Action
Solvents
Registry Number
OL659KIY4X
Related Numbers
96-48-0
CAS Type 1 Name
2(3H)-Furanone, dihydro-
Previous Indexing
Furans (1969-1975)
Lactones (1969-1975)
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under FURANS 1977-90; was GAMMA BUTYROLACTONE see under FURANS 1976
Online Note
use 4-BUTYROLACTONE to search GAMMA BUTYROLACTONE 1976
History Note
91(77); was see under FURANS 1977-90; was GAMMA BUTYROLACTONE see under FURANS 1976
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1975/07/23
Revision Date
2016/05/27
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