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4-Butyrolactone

"4-Butyrolactone" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

One of the FURANS with a carbonyl thereby forming a cyclic lactone. It is an endogenous compound made from gamma-aminobutyrate and is the precursor of gamma-hydroxybutyrate. It is also used as a pharmacological agent and solvent.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "4-Butyrolactone" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "4-Butyrolactone" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 36 publications over 20 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2005 and 2006 and 2007 and 2016
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