Y-Butyrolactone (CAS 96-48-0) Market Research Report 2018

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Y-Butyrolactone (CAS 96-48-0) Market Research Report 2018

The report generally describes y-butyrolactone, examines its uses, production methods, patents. Y-Butyrolactone market situation is overviewed; y-butyrolactone manufacturers and suppliers with contacts and product range are mentioned in the study.

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1.1. General information, synonyms
1.2. Composition, chemical structure
1.3. Safety information
1.4. Hazards identification
1.5. Handling and storage
1.6. Toxicological & ecological information
1.7. Transport information


2.1. Y-butyrolactone application spheres, downstream products



Summary of the invention
Detailed description of the invention


5.1. General y-butyrolactone market situation, trends
5.2. Manufacturers of y-butyrolactone
  - Europe
  - Asia
  - North America
  - Other regions
5.3. Y-butyrolactone suppliers (importers, local distributors)
  - Europe
  - Asia
  - North America
  - Other regions
5.4. Y-butyrolactone market forecast


6.1. Y-butyrolactone prices in Europe
6.2. Y-butyrolactone prices in Asia
6.3. Y-butyrolactone prices in North America
6.4. Y-butyrolactone prices in other regions


7.1. Y-butyrolactone market by application sphere
7.2. Y-butyrolactone downstream markets trends and prospects
7.3. Y-butyrolactone consumers globally
  - Europe
  - Asia
  - North America
  - Other regions

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Product Name:Y-Butyrolactone
  • gamma-Butyrolactone
  • 1,2-Butanolide
  • 1,4-Butanolide
  • 1,4-Lactone
  • Butyric acid lactone
  • gamma-Lactone
  • Oxolan-2-one
  • Gamma Butyrolactone
  • Gamma-butyrolactone (gamma-butyrolactone(GBL))
  • 4-Hydroxybutyric acid τ-lactone
  • Butyrolactone
  • Dihydro-2(3H)-furanone
  • γ-Butalactone
  • γ-Butyrolactone
Molecular Weight:86.09
Structure:gamma-Butyrolactone (CAS 96-48-0)
Appearance:Oily liquid. Pleasant odor.
Usage:Intermediate in synth of polyvinylpyrrolidone, dl-methionine, piperidine, phenylbutyric acid, thiobutyric acids, solvent for polyacrylonitrile, cellulose acetate, methyl methacrylate polymers, polystyrene, constituent of paintermediate removers, textile aids, drilling oils.

Gamma-butyrolactone (4-Butyrolactone, Butyrylactone, Butyryl lactone, 4-Butanolide, 1,2-Butanolide, 1,4-Butanolide, 2-Oxolanone, gamma-BL, 4-Deoxytetronic acid, Butyric acid lactone) is a lactone with the molecular formula C4H6O2 and molecular weight of 86.08. Gamma-butyrolactone exists as a colorless oily liquid with a pleasant, faint odor. The boiling point of the lactone is 204 °C at 760 mm Hg. The product is miscible with water, alcohols, ketones, ethers and aromatic hydrocarbons. Gamma-butyrolactone dissolves in acetone, benzene, diethyl ether, and ethanol.

Gamma-butyrolactone can be produced from gamma-hydroxybutyric acid by removal of water or by distillation from such a mixture. It also may be obtained by oxidation of tetrahydrofuran (THF). Besides, gamma-butyrolactone can be produced via hydrogenating maleic anhydride and by the Reppe process.

Gamma-butyrolactone possesses a great many industrial as well as commercial uses. Gamma-butyrolactone is utilized in the production of herbicides, and in the processing of the vitamins in the pharmaceutical industry. One other use of the product is an intermediate in the manufacturing of pyrrolidones. Furthermore, gamma-butyrolactone is widely utilized as a solvent in pesticides, photochemical etching, electrolytes of small batteries or capacitors, viscosity modifiers in polyurethanes, surface etching of metal coated plastics, organic paint disbursements for water soluble inks, pH regulators in the dyeing of wool and polyamide fibers, foundry chemistry as a catalyst during curing, and in curing agents in many coating systems based on urethanes and amides. Gamma-butyrolactone is very useful as a solvent in the petroleum industry. Moreover, the product is effective as a solvent for polyacrylonitrile, as a surface treatment and as an intermediate for dyes in the textile industry.

Gamma-butyrolactone may cause acute eye irritation. High inhaled or swallowed doses of the product may entail behavioral changes, increased activity, shaking, tremors, fatigue, dizziness, vomiting and possibly loss of concentration, with collapse. Cases of over-exposure may cause coma and even death.

Gamma-Butyrolactone market is covered in the study Gamma Butyrolactone (CAS 96-48-0) Market Research Report 2013. The report encompasses proper description of the product, unveils application areas, and briefly summarizes patents in the sphere. It overlooks gamma-butyrolactone market situation, names manufacturers, suppliers as well as users. The report also provides current gamma-butyrolactone prices in the market.
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