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2,6-Di-tert-butyl-4-methylphenol

≥99.0% (GC), powder

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Synonym(s):
2,6-Di-tert-butyl-p-cresol, BHT, Butylated hydroxytoluene, Butylhydroxytoluene, DBPC
Linear Formula:
[(CH3)3C]2C6H2(CH3)OH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
220.35
Beilstein:
1911640
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.22

vapor density

7.6 (vs air)

Quality Level

vapor pressure

<0.01 mmHg ( 20 °C)

Assay

≥99.0% (GC)

form

powder

autoignition temp.

878 °F

bp

265 °C (lit.)

mp

69-73 °C (lit.)

solubility

ethanol: 100 mg/mL
vegetable oils: soluble

SMILES string

Cc1cc(c(O)c(c1)C(C)(C)C)C(C)(C)C

InChI

1S/C15H24O/c1-10-8-11(14(2,3)4)13(16)12(9-10)15(5,6)7/h8-9,16H,1-7H3

InChI key

NLZUEZXRPGMBCV-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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powder

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bp

265 °C (lit.)

bp

265 °C (lit.)

bp

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bp

265 °C (lit.)

mp

69-73 °C (lit.)

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68-72 °C, 69-73 °C (lit.)

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mp

69-73 °C (lit.)

solubility

ethanol: 100 mg/mL, vegetable oils: soluble

solubility

methanol: 0.1 g/mL, clear, colorless, methanol: soluble 100 mg/mL, clear, colorless

solubility

-

solubility

-

Quality Level

200

Quality Level

200

Quality Level

100

Quality Level

200

Biochem/physiol Actions

Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) is a phenolic antioxidant. It has been shown to inhibit lipid peroxidation. It causes lung injury and promotes tumors in mice, but this may be due to a metabolite of BHT, 6-tert-butyl-2-[2′-(2′-hydroxymethyl)-propyl]-4-methylphenol. Metabolites of BHT have also been reported to induce DNA strand breaks and internucleosomal DNA fragmentation (a characteristic of apoptosis) in cultured cells. In rats, a single intraperitoneal injection of BHT (60 mg/kg body mass) results in a significant increase in nuclear DNA methyl transferase activity in the liver, kidneys, heart, spleen, brain and lungs. Incubation of alveolar macrophages with BHT significantly reduced the level of TNF-α which may explain the mechanism by which this antioxidant reduces inflammation. Preincubation of aspirin-treated platelets with BHT inhibits the secretion, aggregation, and protein phosphorylation induced by protein kinase C activators. BHT was also found to inhibit the initiation of hepatocarcinogenesis by aflatoxin B1.

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Hazard Classifications

Aquatic Acute 1 - Aquatic Chronic 1

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

260.6 °F - open cup

Flash Point(C)

127 °C - open cup

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dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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