Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT) is an antioxidant. Oxygen reacts preferentially with BHT rather than oxidizing fats or oils, thereby protecting them from spoilage. As a food additive, it is used under the E number E321. BHT is used as an antioxidant in products such as cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, rubber and transformer oil.

Applications :

  • Antioxidant for hydrocarbon products such as Lubricating Oils, Plastics, Rubber, Transformer Oil, Industrial Fats, Oils and Fatty Acids, Paper Board Coatings, Pet Foods & Paraffin Waxes
  • Also used in feed & Forage products as antioxidant

Storage :

Store in well-closed, light resistant nonmetallic containers

Specifications :

  • Chemical Name : 2,6 Di-tert-butyl-para cresol
  • Empirical Formula : C15H24O
  • Molecular Weight : 220.34
  • Category : Preservative (Antioxidant)
  1. Description : Colourless, odourless crystals
  2. Solubility : Insoluble in water, but is freely soluble in alcohol
  3. Melting Range : 69 to 70.5°C
  4. Assay : Min 99%
  5. Sulphated Ash : 0.1% Max
  6. Heavy Metals (as Pb) : Max 4 ppm