Chemical Component Summary

NameGAMMA-BUTYROLACTONE
Identifiersoxolan-2-one
FormulaC4 H6 O2
Molecular Weight86.09
TypeNON-POLYMER
Isomeric SMILESO=C1CCCO1
InChIInChI=1S/C4H6O2/c5-4-2-1-3-6-4/h1-3H2
InChIKeyYEJRWHAVMIAJKC-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Chemical Details

Formal Charge0
Atom Count12
Chiral Atom Count0
Chiral Atomsn/a
Bond Count12
Aromatic Bond Count0
Leaving Atomsn/a

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank IDDB04699 Different stereochemistry
Namegamma-butyrolactone
Groupsexperimental
DescriptionOne 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. [PubChem]
Synonyms
  • 1,4-Lactone
  • 4-Butyrolactone
  • 4-Hydroxybutyric acid lactone
  • butyrolactone
  • dihydrofuran-2(3h)-one
Categories
  • Chemical Actions and Uses
  • Furans
  • Heterocyclic Compounds
  • Heterocyclic Compounds, 1-Ring
  • Lactones
CAS number96-48-0

Drug Targets

NameSequence SearchPharmacological ActionActions
O-GlcNAcase NagJMKRKMLKRLLTSAFACMFIANGLITTTVRAVGPKTGEENQVLVPNLNPTP...unknown
Drug Info/Drug Targets: DrugBank 3.0: a comprehensive resource for 'omics' research on drugs. Knox C, Law V, Jewison T, Liu P, Ly S, Frolkis A, Pon A, Banco K, Mak C, Neveu V, Djoumbou Y, Eisner R, Guo AC, Wishart DS. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan; 39 (Database issue):D1035-41. | PMID:21059682