Gamma butyrolactone is a chemical. People use it as medicine. Be careful not to confuse gamma butyrolactone (GBL) with gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB).
Synonyms: Gamma Butyrolactone, GHB, 1, 4- Butyrolactone, r -Butyroladone, GBL, BLO CAS
Assay: GBL 99%
1) Used to produce a-pyrrolidone, 1-Methyl-2-pyrrolidinone, polyvinyl pyrrolidone, and a -Acetyl-r -butyrolactone;
2) used as anaesthetic and tranquilizer, used to produce ciprofloxacin and interferon, as the intermediate of vitamin and rolicyprine;
3) As antioxidant, plasticizer, extractant, adsorbent, dispersant, fixative and curing agent;
4) Used in battery, capacitor and development of color film.
Despite serious safety concerns and illegality, people take gamma butyrolactone for improving athletic performance, sleep, and sexual performance and pleasure. They also take it for relieving depression and stress, prolonging life, promoting clear thinking, causing relaxation, and releasing growth hormone. GBL is also used to trim fat and as a body- or muscle-builder. Some people take it as a recreational drug.