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117757 Sigma-Aldrich

α-Methyl-γ-butyrolactone

98%

Synonym: 4,5-Dihydro-3-methyl-2(3H)-furanone

  • CAS Number 1679-47-6

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C5H8O2

  • Molecular Weight 100.12

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 80418

  •  EC Number 216-846-0

  •  MDL number MFCD00005396

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24847344

  •  NACRES NA.22

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Properties

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InChI Key   QGLBZNZGBLRJGS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
assay   98%
refractive index   n20/D 1.432 (lit.)
bp   78-81 °C/10 mmHg (lit.)
solubility   THF: soluble

Description

General description

α-Methyl-γ-butyrolactone undergoes benzylation to give racemic α-benzyl-α-methyl-γ-butyrolactone.

Application

α-Methyl-γ-butyrolactone was used as model compound in Bracketing experiments to investigate the thermodynamically favored site of reaction of pilocarpine.

Packaging

5, 25, 100 g in glass bottle

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
3
Flash Point(F) 
163.4 °F
Flash Point(C) 
73 °C
Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
15

References

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