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96-48-0 Introduction:

96-48-0 is a colorless oily liquid and is miscible with water and the general organic and slightly soluble in aliphatic hydrocarbons. Gamma-Butyrolactone has been characterized as having an intense bitter taste with faint to pleasant odor.

Gamma-Butyrolactone Uses:

Gamma-Butyrolactone has widespread industrial use. GBL is a common solvent found in paint strippers, nail polish removers, stain removers and circuit board cleaners. γ-butyrolactone is also a common intermediate in industrial chemistry including the manufacture of pyrrolidones and in some pharmaceuticals.
Gamma-Butyrolactone is an important organic synthesis intermediate which can be used to synthesize indole butyric acid, butyric acid, succinic acid, α-pyrrolidone, N-methylpyrrolidone, vinyl pyrrolidone, acetyl-γ-butyrolactone, cyclopropylamine, ciprofloxacin, vitamin B1, chlorophyll and so on.


GBL is a non-toxic high boiling point solvent with high solubility and safe and convenient usage and management.
γ-butyrolactone is used as an extractant for butadiene, aromatic, advanced grease petroleum processing.
γ-butyrolactone is used as an acrylonitrile fiber spinning solvent in the chemical fiber industry.
Gamma-Butyrolactone is a thinner and curing agent commonly used in wool, nylon, acrylonitrile and other fiber dyeing auxiliaries and other chemical industries.

96-48-0 Parameter:

Name GBL (Gamma butyrolactone)(γ-butyrolactone)
Molecular Formula C4H6O2
CAS No. 96-48-0
Package Tank Containers or Galvanized Drums
Ingredients Concentration ≥99.5%
Melting Point -41~-43.35℃
Boiling Point 203.88℃
Relative Density (Water=1) 1.124
Relative Vapor Density (Air=1) 3.0
Flash Point 98℃
Ignition Temperature 455℃
Vapor Pressure 0.16mm Hg @20°C
Explosion Limit 1.4-16Vol.%
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