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Oxetan-2-one or 3-Hydroxypropanoid acid lactone
Hydracrylic acid ß-lactone
Some of the key characteristics of beta-Propiolactone are: ß-Propiolactone is an excellent sterilizing and sporicidal agent. It is used as i.e. virus inactivator and as sterilisation agent for vaccines. Aquous solutions of 0.2 to 0.4% are active over a broad pH-range. beta-Propiolactone decomposes in aqueous solutions over few hours and no residue of the toxic lactone is detectable any longer. ß-Propiolactone is an organic compound of the cactone family, with a four-membered ring.
Generally an excipient is a pharmacologically inactive substance used as a carrier for the active ingredient (API) of a medication. In many cases, an "active" substance may not be easily administered and ...