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Aceburic acid

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Aceburic acid

Aceburic acid
Systematic (IUPAC) name
4-acetyloxybutanoic acid
Clinical data
Legal status
CAS number  N
ATC code None
ChemSpider  YesY
Chemical data
Formula C6H10O4 
Mol. mass 146.141 g/mol

Aceburic acid (INN), also known as 4-acetoxybutanoic acid or 4-hydroxybutyric acid acetate, is drug described as an analgesic which was never marketed.[1] It is the acetyl ester of gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB; also known as 4-hydroxybutanoic acid),[1] and may behave as a prodrug to it.


  1. ^ a b C.R. Ganellin; David J. Triggle (21 November 1996). Dictionary of Pharmacological Agents. CRC Press. pp. 1052–.  

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