February 11, 2016

Butanediol (Bd)

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What other names is Butanediol (bd) known by?

1,4-BD, 1,4-butanediol, 1,4-butylene glycol, 1,4-dihydroxybutane, 1,4-tetramethylene glycol, 2(3H)-Furanone di-dihydro, BD, BDO, Butane-1,4-diol, Butanodiol, Butylèneglycol, Butylene Glycol, Butylène Glycol, Glycol Butylique, Tetramethylene Glycol, Tetramethylene-1,4-diol.

What is Butanediol (bd)?

Butanediol is a chemical that is used to make floor stripper, paint thinner, and other solvent products. It's illegal to sell butanediol for use as medicine, but it is sometimes used as a substitute for other illegal substances such as gamma butyrolactone (GBL) and gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB).

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