butyrolactone

noun
bu·​tyr·​o·​lactone | \ ¦byütə(ˌ)rō, -ərə + \
plural -s

Definition of butyrolactone

: a mobile liquid lactone C4H6O2 made usually by dehydrogenation of 1,4-butanediol and used chiefly as a solvent for resins (such as polymers of acrylonitrile)

called also butanolide

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History and Etymology for butyrolactone

butyr- + lactone

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“Butyrolactone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butyrolactone. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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