Butylated hydroxytoluene

≥99%, FCC, FG

2,6-Di-tert-butyl-4-methylphenol, 2,6-Di-tert-butyl-p-cresol, DBPC, Butylated hydroxytoluene, Butylhydroxytoluene, BHT
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E 321

Quality Level

biological source





follows IFRA guidelines

reg. compliance

EU Regulation 1223/2009
EU Regulation 1333/2008 & 178/2002
FDA 21 CFR 117
FDA 21 CFR 172.115

vapor density

7.6 (vs air)

vapor pressure

<0.01 mmHg ( 20 °C)




powder or crystals

autoignition temp.

878 °F


265 °C (lit.)


69-73 °C (lit.)


see Safety & Documentation for available documents

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food allergen

no known allergens

fragrance allergen

no known allergens

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InChI key


Gene Information

human ... CAPN1(823)
rat ... Capn1(29153), Nos1(24598)

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General description

Butylated hydroxytoluene is a synthetic phenolic compound mainly used as an antioxidant and preservative in the food industry. It is used to prevent the lipid oxidation in oils and fat-containing foods.


10, 20 kg in fiber drum
1 kg in poly bottle

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Hazard Statements

Precautionary Statements

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


UN 3077 9 / PGIII

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

260.6 °F - open cup

Flash Point(C)

127 °C - open cup

  1. Which document(s) contains shelf-life or expiration date information for a given product?

    If available for a given product, the recommended re-test date or the expiration date can be found on the Certificate of Analysis.

  2. How do I get lot-specific information or a Certificate of Analysis?

    The lot specific COA document can be found by entering the lot number above under the "Documents" section.

  3. How much Butylated hydroxytoluene will I receive in the sample size of Product W218405?

    For current sizing, pricing, and availability please contact our Flavors and Fragrances Customer Service at 1-800-227-4563.

  4. What is Product W218405, Butylated hydroxytoluene soluble in?

    Butylated hydroxytoluene is soluble in Ethanol at 100 mg/ml and sonication may be needed. This compound is practically insoluble in water, but freely soluble in vegetable oils, acetone, chloroform and ether.

  5. How should Product W218405, Butylated hydroxytoluene be stored?

    We recommend storing this product at room temperature.

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Burdock GA
Encyclopedia of Food and Color Additives, 1, 327-330 (1997)
Safety assessment of butylated hydroxyanisole and butylated hydroxytoluene as antioxidant food additives
Williams GM, et al.
Food And Chemical Toxicology, 37(9), 1027-1038 (1999)
Silvia Carvajal et al.
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Safety aspects of food preservatives
Parke DV & Lewis DFV
Food Additives and Contaminants, 9(5), 561-577 (1992)
A M Vijesh et al.
European journal of medicinal chemistry, 46(11), 5591-5597 (2011-10-05)
In the present study two new series of Hantzsch 1,4-dihydropyridine derivatives (1,4-DHPs) containing substituted pyrazole moiety (4a-f and 5a-f) were synthesized by the reaction of 3-aryl-1H-pyrazole-4-carbaldehydes with 1,3-dicarbonylcompounds (ethylacetoacetate and methylacetoacetate) and ammonium acetate. The newly synthesized compounds were characterized...

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