Agent Name

alpha-Acetylbutyrolactone

CAS Number

517-23-7

Formula

C6-H8-O3

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2-Acetyl-4-hydroxybutyric acid gamma-lactone; 2-Acetyl-gamma-butyrolactone; 2-Acetylbutyrolactone; 2-Oxo-3-acetyltetrahydrofuran; 3-Acetyl-2(3H)-4,5-dihydrofuranone; 3-Acetyldihydro-2(3H)-furanone; 3-Acetyltetrahydro-2-furanone; alpha-(2-Hydroxyethyl)acetoacetic acid gamma-lactone; alpha-Acetobutyrolactone; alpha-Acetyl-gamma-hydroxybutyric acid gamma-lactone; Dihydro-3-acetyl-2(3H)-furanone; 2(3H)-Furanone, 3-acetyldihydro-; alpha-Acetyl-gamma-butyrolactone; [ChemIDplus] 3-Acetyldihydrofuran-2(3H)-one; 2-Acetyl-g-butyrolactone; a-Acetylbutyrolactone; 2-Acetyl-4-butanolid; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations] ABL; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Category

Lactones

Description

Liquid with an ester-like odor; [Merck Index] Clear colorless to pale yellow liquid; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make 3,4-disubstituted pyridines and 5-(beta-hydroxethyl)-4-methylthiazole; [Merck Index] Used as an intermediate; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations]

Comments

A skin and mucous membrane irritant; [Merck Index] A skin and strong eye irritant; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations] An irritant; [Acros Organics MSDS] See "beta-Butyrolactone" and "Butyrolactone."

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