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Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA)

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SHORT DESCRIPTION

BHA, or butylated hydroxyanisole, is a slightly yellow, waxy, solid synthetic antioxidant that belongs to the class of compounds known as hydroxytoluene and is commonly used in the food industry to prevent the oxidation of fats and oils, thereby extending the shelf life of various products.

PACKAGING TYPE

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C11H16O2

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CHEMICAL NAME

Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA)

INDUSTRY

Food and Nutrition

APPLICATION

  1. Antioxidant Properties: BHT is primarily known for its antioxidant properties. It helps inhibit the oxidation of fats and oils, preventing them from becoming rancid and improving the stability of food products.
  2. Preservative: Due to its ability to prevent oxidative deterioration, BHT is often used as a preservative in foods containing fats and oils. It is commonly found in snacks, baked goods, cereals, and other processed foods.
  3. Stabilizer in Cosmetics: BHT is used in cosmetics and personal care products, such as lipsticks and lotions, to prevent the oxidation of fats and oils in these formulations.
  4. Pharmaceutical: BHT is also used in some pharmaceuticals to maintain the stability of certain medications by preventing oxidation.
  5. Industrial Uses: BHT finds applications in the rubber and petroleum industries to prevent the degradation of materials exposed to oxygen.

IDENTIFICATION AND PROPERTIES

SYNONYMS

BHA

MOLECULAR WEIGHT

180.24 g/mol

CAS NUMBER

25013-16-5

CHEMICAL FORMULA

C11H16O2

HS CODE

29093090.0

DENSITY

1.058 g/cm3

MELTING POINT

48-55 °C

BOILING POINT

264-270 °C

VISCOSITY

Not Specified

SHELF LIFE

2 years

TYPICAL PROPERTIES

Not Specified

WHY ELCHEMY?

Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA) stands as a foundational compound esteemed for its exceptional properties like Antioxidants. Its significance spans across diverse sectors such as Food and Nutrition . This compound's distinct characteristics render it indispensable in contemporary uses and procedures, enhancing both efficiency and effectiveness. Its unique characteristics make it essential for modern applications, significantly enhancing overall performance and outcomes.

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