Butylatd Hydroxy Taluene/ Butylated hydroxyanisole

Butylated Hydroxytoluene

B.H.T (Butylatd Hydroxy Taluene)

BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene) is a lab-made chemical that is added to foods as a preservative. People also use it as medicine.BHT is used to treat genital herpes and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).Some people apply BHT directly to the skin for cold sores.BHT is an antioxidant. It may damage the protective outer layer of viral cells. This may keep the viruses from multiplying and/or doing more damage.


Chemical names 2,6-Ditertiary-butyl-p-cresol, 4-methyl-2,6-ditertiary-butyl-phenol
C.A.S. number 128-37-0
Chemical formula C15H24O
Formula weight 220.36
Assay Not less than 99.0%
Description White, crystalline or flaked solid, odourless or having a characteristic faint aromatic odour
Functional Use Antioxidant
Solubility Insoluble in water and propane-1,2-diol; freely soluble in ethanol
Melting range 69 degree – 72 degree
Solidification Not lower than 69.2 degree
Sulfated ash Not more than 0.005%
Lead Not more than 2 mg/kg
Phenolic impurities Not more than 0.5%

B.H.A (Butylated hydroxyanisole)

B.H.A (Butylated hydroxyanisole) is an antioxidant consisting of a mixture of two isomeric organic compounds, 2-tert-butyl-4-hydroxyanisole and 3-tert-butyl-4-hydroxyanisole. It is prepared from 4-methoxyphenol and isobutylene. It is a waxy solid used as a food additive. The primary use for BHA is as an antioxidant and preservative in food, food packaging, animal feed, cosmetics, rubber, and petroleum products.BHA also is commonly used in medicines, such as isotretinoin, lovastatin, and simvastatin, among others.

Since 1947, BHA has been added to edible fats and fat-containing foods for its antioxidant properties as it prevents rancidification of food which creates objectionable odors. Like butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), the conjugated aromatic ring of BHA is able to stabilize free radicals, sequestering them. By acting as free radical scavengers, further free radical reactions are prevented.


Molecular Weight 180.24
Appearance White Crystal / Flakes
Melting Range ° c 48 - 63
Boiling Point ° c 268.9
Flash Point ° c 130 ° c
Purity % wt. Min 99.0
Heavy Metals as Pb (ppm Max) 10
Arsenic as As (ppm Max) 3
Residue on Ignition (wt % Max) 0.01
Solubility >30