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Butylated Hydroxytoluene(BHT)

Formula C15H24O
Molecular Weight 220.35
CAS No. 128-37-0
EC No. 204-881-4
Synonyms BHT; 2,6-Di-tert-butyl-4-methylphenol; 2,6-Bis(1,1-dimethylethyl)-4-methylphenol; 2,6-Di-tert-butyl-p-cresol; BHT; Butylated hydroxytoluene; DBPC;


Butylated Hydroxytoluene(BHT) is an artificial antioxidant that belongs to the magnificence of compounds called phenolic antioxidants. It is broadly utilized in diverse industries to inhibit the oxidative deterioration of substances, particularly those containing fats and oils.


Renowned for its antioxidant properties, BHT performs a critical role in preserving the freshness and balance of numerous products. It acts as a food additive in the meals enterprise, preventing the oxidation of fats and oils in processed and packaged meals and ensuring extended shelf life. Its effectiveness extends to cosmetics and private care merchandise, wherein it safeguards oils and fats, retaining high-quality products. It is also a valuable ingredient in pharmaceuticals, plastics, rubber, industrial oils, and lubricants, offering protection against oxidation and contributing to the longevity and performance of diverse formulations.


UniVOOK Chemical’s Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT) is a premium-grade synthetic antioxidant designed to improve numerous formulations’ stability and shelf life. Our BHT is meticulously crafted to offer superior antioxidant homes and defend against the oxidative degradation of fat, oils, and other natural materials.


Features: Butylated Hydroxytoluene(BHT)

  • Antioxidant Properties: BHT acts as an antioxidant, efficaciously preventing or slowing down the oxidation of substances touchy to oxygen, which includes fats, oils, and different organic substances.
  • Stability Enhancement: One of the number one capabilities of BHT is to beautify the stableness of products by protecting them in opposition to oxidative approaches and, for that reason, extending their shelf existence.
  • Fat-Soluble: BHT is soluble in fats and oils, making it powerful in defensive lipid-containing materials from oxidation.
  • Preservative Action: Besides preventing rancidity in food products, BHT also serves as a preservative, contributing to the overall preservation of numerous formulations.
  • Synergistic Effects: BHT is regularly used in aggregate with different antioxidants to acquire synergistic consequences, improving the overall antioxidant potential of a system.

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Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT) is a colorless or slightly yellow liquid, with good stability and low volatility. It is insoluble in water at room temperature, but soluble in organic solvents such as ethanol and ether.

mark Lubrication industry. Butylated Hydroxytoluene is mainly used as a high-temperature lubricant and antioxidant; BHT can enhance the antioxidant properties of fuel, extend the service life of lubricating oil, and reduce wear and friction of machine parts;
mark Rubber and plastic industry. Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT) can be used as an anti-aging agent and antioxidant in the rubber and plastics industries;
mark Food Industry. Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT) can be added to edible oil, grease, canned food and other foods to delay food oxidation and deterioration and extend the shelf life of food;
mark Feed industry. Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT) can be added to feed to improve the antioxidant properties and shelf life of feed;
mark Cosmetics industry. Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT) can be added to cosmetics such as facial creams, lotions, lipsticks, etc. to improve the antioxidant properties of cosmetics and maintain the quality and stability of cosmetics;
mark pharmaceutical industry. Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT) can be used as pharmaceutical excipients or antioxidants to improve the stability and antioxidant properties of medicines;
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