Agent Name

4-Butyl-gamma-butyrolactone

Alternative Name

2(3H)-Furanone, 5-butyldihydro-

CAS Number

104-50-7

Formula

C8-H14-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2(3H)-Furanone, 5-butyldihydro-; 2(3H)-Furanone, dihydro-5-butyl-; 4-Butyl-4-hydroxybutyric acid lactone; 4-Butyl-gamma-butyrolactone; 4-Hydroxyoctanoic acid lactone; 4-Octanolide; 5-Butyldihydro-2(3H)-furanone; 5-Butyltetrahydro-2-furanone; 8-Oxo-5-octanolide; Octanoic acid, gamma lactone; gamma-Butyl-gamma-butyrolactone; gamma-Octalactone; gamma-Octalactone (natural); gamma-Octanolactone; gamma-n-Butyl-gamma-butyrolactone; Octan-4-olide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Lactones

Description

Colorless liquid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as flavoring agent or adjuvant; [FDA]

Comments

A moderate skin irritant; [RTECS] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Butyrolactone." See "gamma-Nonalactone."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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