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Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT)

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SHORT DESCRIPTION

Butylated hydroxytoluene, commonly known as BHT, is a synthetic antioxidant that is widely used as a food additive. It is also employed in various industries, including cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and the rubber and petroleum industries. BHT is added to products to prevent or slow down the oxidation of fats and oils, helping to extend their shelf life.

PACKAGING TYPE

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C15H24O

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CHEMICAL NAME

Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT)

INDUSTRY

Food and Nutrition

APPLICATION

  1. Food Preservation: Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) is commonly used as a synthetic antioxidant in the food industry to prevent oxidation and extend the shelf life of fats, oils, and fatty foods, including snacks, baked goods, and cereals.
  2. Cosmetics and Personal Care Products: It is utilized in cosmetics, skincare products, and toiletries as an antioxidant to prevent rancidity and maintain product stability, particularly in lipsticks, lotions, and moisturizers.
  3. Industrial Applications: BHT finds use as an antioxidant in various industrial products such as plastics, rubber, and petroleum products to prevent degradation and maintain product quality during storage and use.
  4. Pharmaceuticals: BHT is also incorporated into pharmaceutical formulations as an antioxidant to protect sensitive drugs and vitamins from degradation caused by exposure to oxygen and light, thereby preserving their efficacy and shelf life.

IDENTIFICATION AND PROPERTIES

SYNONYMS

BHT

MOLECULAR WEIGHT

220.35 g/mol

CAS NUMBER

128-37-0

CHEMICAL FORMULA

C15H24O

HS CODE

290719.0

DENSITY

Not Specified

MELTING POINT

Not Specified

BOILING POINT

Not Specified

VISCOSITY

Not Specified

SHELF LIFE

2 years

TYPICAL PROPERTIES

Not Specified

WHY ELCHEMY?

Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT) stands as a foundational compound esteemed for its exceptional properties like Preservative. 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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