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Butylated hydroxytoluene

United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Reference Standard

Synonym(s):
2,6-Di-tert-butyl-4-methylphenol, 2,6-Di-tert-butyl-p-cresol, DBPC, Butylated hydroxytoluene, Butylhydroxytoluene, BHT
Linear Formula:
[(CH3)3C]2C6H2(CH3)OH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
220.35
Beilstein:
1911640
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.24

grade

pharmaceutical primary standard

vapor density

7.6 (vs air)

vapor pressure

<0.01 mmHg ( 20 °C)

autoignition temp.

878 °F

manufacturer/tradename

USP

bp

265 °C (lit.)

mp

69-73 °C (lit.)

application(s)

pharmaceutical (small molecule)

format

neat

SMILES string

Cc1cc(c(O)c(c1)C(C)(C)C)C(C)(C)C

InChI

1S/C15H24O/c1-10-8-11(14(2,3)4)13(16)12(9-10)15(5,6)7/h8-9,16H,1-7H3

InChI key

NLZUEZXRPGMBCV-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Butylated hydroxytoluene is hindered phenolc compound. It is known to inhibit lipid oxidation as the hydrogen is donated to free radicals. It can be prepared by isomeric mixtures of 4% 2-tert-butylated- and 96% 3-tert-butylated-hydroxyanisole. It is widely used as antioxidant.

Analysis Note

These products are for test and assay use only. They are not meant for administration to humans or animals and cannot be used to diagnose, treat, or cure diseases of any kind.  ​

Other Notes

USP issued SDS can be found here.
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Environment

Signal Word

Warning

Hazard Statements

Precautionary Statements

Hazard Classifications

Aquatic Chronic 1

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

260.6 °F - open cup

Flash Point(C)

127 °C - open cup

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Toxicology and biochemistry of butylated hydroxyanisole and butylated hydroxytoluene.
A L Branen
Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society, 52(2), 59-63 (1975-02-01)
A M Malkinson
Environmental mutagenesis, 5(3), 353-362 (1983-01-01)
Although the average American's daily consumption of BHT can be measured in milligrams, there are numerous reports that BHT causes organ damage in laboratory animals. Only a few genotoxic effects of BHT have been reported, however, including mutagenicity in the
Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT): a review.
H Babich
Environmental research, 29(1), 1-29 (1982-10-01)
E M Bomhard et al.
Mutation research, 277(3), 187-200 (1992-09-01)
Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) is an effective, widely used, low cost antioxidant. A host of studies examining the potential of BHT to cause point mutations have been published. They include in vitro studies on various bacterial species and strains and on
Krzysztof Kurek et al.
Liver international : official journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver, 34(7), 1074-1083 (2013-10-11)
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an insulin resistance-related hepatic disorder which can transform to cirrhosis. Insulin resistance deregulates hepatic lipid metabolism, leading to accumulation of cytotoxic lipids including ceramide and diacylglycerols. Myriocin, obtained from fungi traditionally used in Chinese

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