GBL has a wide range of practical applications because of its low freezing point, high boiling point, and a unique combination of solvent and electrical properties. It has applications as a solvent for special resins, in photography, in batteries, and as an electrolyte. Also a number of derivatives are synthesized from GBL.
Used as a solvent for photosensitive resins and for special inks.
Used for dispersion and finishing agents.
Used as the electrolyte solvent for capacitors and for lithium batteries.