Detection of gamma-butyrolactone (GBL)
as a natural component in wine

by
Vose J, Tighe T, Schwartz M, Buel E.
Vermont Forensic Laboratory,
Waterbury 05676, USA.
J Forensic Sci 2001 Sep;46(5):1164-


ABSTRACT

The compound gamma-butyrolactone (GBL) was found in extracts from samples of unadulterated wines. This finding indicates that GBL is a naturally occurring component in some wines and may be present in similar products. The concentration detected was approximately 5 microg/mL and was easily observed using a simple extraction technique followed by GC/MS analysis. These results illustrate the need to carefully examine an allegedly adulterated sample's matrix before determining a sample was laced with GBL.
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