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Tertiary Butylhydroquinone Properties

Tertiary Butylhydroquinone

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tert-Butylhydroquinone is an aromatic organic compound which is a type of phenol. It is a derivative of hydroquinone, substituted with tert-butyl group. It is a highly effective antioxidant. In foods, it is used as a preservative for unsaturated vegetable oils and many edible animal fats. It does not cause discoloration even in the presence of iron, and does not change flavor or odor of the material to which it is added. It can be combined with other preservatives such as butylated hydroxyanisole. It is used industrially as a stabilizer to inhibit autopolymerization of organic peroxides. In perfumery, it is used as a fixative to lower the evaporation rate and improve stability. It is also added to varnishes, lacquers, resins, and oil field additives.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Tan powder
Boiling Point 273 °C
CAS Number 1948-33-0
Chemical Composition Hydroquinone;Isobutylene;Tert-Butylbenzene;2,5-Di-Tert-Butylhydroquinone
Density 1.086 g/cm3
EINECS Number 217-752-2
HS Code 29072900
IUPAC Name 2-(1,1-Dimethylethyl)-1,4-Benzenediol
InChI 1S/C10H14O2/c1-10(2,3)8-6-7(11)4-5-9(8)12/h4-6,11-12H,1-3H3
Melting Point 127-129 °C
Molar Mass 166.22 g/mol
Molecular Formula C10H14O2
RTECS Number MX4375000
Related Compounds Butylated Hydroxyanisole;4-tert-Butylcatechol
Solubility Insoluble
Synonyms 1-t-Butyl-1,4-Dihydroxybenzene;2-(1,1-Dimethylethyl)-1,4-Benzenediol;2-Tert-Butylhydroquinone;2-Tert-Butyl-1,4-Benzenediol;2-Tert-Butyl-1,4-Dihydroxybenzene;2-T-Butylhydroquinone;Butylhydroquinone;Tertiary Butyl Hydroquinone;TBHQ;tert-Butylhydroquinone
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