Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), also known as dibutylhydroxytoluene, is an organic compound, chemically a derivative of phenol, that is useful for its antioxidant properties.
CAS NO: 128-37-0
White or yellowish waxy solid
Faint characteristic aromatic odor
Solubility in water: Insoluble in water. Partly soluble in ethyl alcohol, isopropyl alcohol and oils.
Molar mass: 220.35 g/mol
Melting point: 70 °C
Boiling point: 265 °C
Density: 1.05 g/cm³
Add to oil phase, typical usage 0.01-0.1%, best used in combination with EDTA.
Neutralizes free oxygen radicals & prevents auto-oxidation of organic materials (prevents rancidity of fats & oils), extends shelf-life & stabilizes colorants of cosmetics.
BHT has many uses, including as food preservative, household product ingredient, industrial additive, personal care product/cosmetic ingredient, pesticide ingredient, plastic/Rubber ingredient and Medical/Veterinary/Research.