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γ-Valerolactone

ReagentPlus®, 99%

Synonym: γ-Methyl-γ-butyrolactone, γ-Valerolactone, 4,5-Dihydro-5-methyl-2(3H)-furanone, 4-Hydroxypentanoic acid lactone, gamma-Valerolactone

  • CAS Number 108-29-2

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C5H8O2

  • Molecular Weight 100.12

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 80420

  •  EC Number 203-569-5

  •  MDL number MFCD00005400

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24900745

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Properties

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grade   ReagentPlus®
vapor density   3.45 (vs air)
assay   99%
refractive index   n20/D 1.432 (lit.)
bp   207-208 °C (lit.)
  82-85 °C/10 mmHg (lit.)
mp   −31 °C (lit.)
density   1.05 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)
SMILES string   CC1CCC(=O)O1
InChI   1S/C5H8O2/c1-4-2-3-5(6)7-4/h4H,2-3H2,1H3
InChI key   GAEKPEKOJKCEMS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Gene Information   human ... CYP1A2(1544)

Description

General description

γ-valerolactone (GVL) is found naturally in fruits and often used as a fuel additive and food ingredient. It is prominently employed in the production of both energy and carbon-based products.

Application

γ-valerolactone (GVL) can be used as a green solvent:
• To transform lignocellulose into furfural using a solid acid catalyst, H-mordenite.
• To synthesize phosphatidylserine.

Packaging

100, 500 g in glass bottle

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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
WGK 2
RTECS 
LU3580000
Flash Point(F) 
204.8 °F - closed cup
Flash Point(C) 
96 °C - closed cup

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