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Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT)  USP

Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), also known as dibutylhydroxytoluene, is a lipophilic organic compound, chemically a derivative of phenol, that is useful for its antioxidant properties


BHT is primarily used as an antioxidant food additive. BHT is used as a preservative ingredient in some foods. With this usage BHT maintains freshness or prevents spoilage; it may be used to decrease the rate at which the texture, color, or flavor of food changes. BHT is also used as an antioxidant in products such as cosmetics.


Chemical Name:  Butylated Hydroxytoluene
Mol. Formula: C15H24O
Mol. Weight: 220.35 g/mol
CAS No: 128-37-0


General Specifications:

Test Specification
Characters It occurs as white crystalline solid having faint characteristic odor.

Test A


Specified test.

Solubility Insoluble in water and in propylene glycol, freely soluble in alcohol, in chloroform and in ether.
Congealing temperature Not less than 69.2°C
Residue on ignition Not more than 0.002%
Heavy metals Not more than 0.001%
Residual solvents Meets the requirements
Assay Not less than 99.0% of  C15H24O


Shelf life, Storage and Packing

It should be stored in a segregated area in a cool and ventilated place away from combustible materials. Keep in a tightly closed container, sealed until ready for use. It is packed in 25kg or 50kg HDPE bags or drums as required.


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