WHAT IS GAMMA-BUTYROLACTONE
Gamma-butyrolactone — also known by its product name "GBL" or CAS No. 96-48-0 — is a versatile cyclic ester used throughout many applications. Rather than seeing GBL on its own, most will employ GBL to produce derivative chemicals. GBL is also a popular solvent in several cosmetic products. The need for gamma-butyrolactone in industries throughout North America is significant.
- Synonyms: BLO, Butyrolactone, gamma Butyrolactone, GBL
- INCI: Butyrolactone
- Chemical formula: C4H6O2
- CAS #: 112-34-5
|Solubilities||Soluble in water|
|Molecular weight||86.1 g/mol|
|Weight per gallon||9.4208 lbs/gal|
|Class||Lactone, Non-HAP Solvent, Solvent|
|Grades||Technical, NF Grade|
USES AND APPLICATIONS FOR GAMMA-BUTYROLACTONE
Gamma-Butyrolactone uses include agricultural chemicals, batteries, electronics, flavors, foundry, fragrances, ink solvent, leather processing, pharmaceuticals, photochemical etching, photographic, polyurethanes, solvent, urethanes, wood preservative.
Gamma-butyrolactone is an ideal antioxidant, plasticizer, dispersing agent, and solvent. However, GBL is perhaps most commonly used as an intermediate in the production of derivative chemicals like methyl-2-pyrrolidone, also known as NMP. As well as its use in chemical production, GBL is known as a fragrance agent in some household products as well as a solvent in lotions, nail polish removers, and some polymers. You can also use it in battery and capacitor production when you mix it with a small amount of ethylene glycol.
Knowing where to get gamma-butyrolactone is probably just the beginning of your company’s chemical requirements, and Brenntag can fulfill them all in one place, with 10,000 products, a world-class and about 180,000 customers. We think you will find that the experience, global reach, inventory and commitment to quality and safety inherent in all of our chemical distribution will fit in perfectly with your needs as a chemical supplier or the needs of your industry.
Your best approach will be to contact Brenntag North America. Brenntag is the established global market leader in ingredient and chemical distribution and can fully supply all your acetic acid and other chemical needs.
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