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tert-Butylhydroquinone

analytical standard

Synonym(s):
2-(1,1-Dimethylethyl)-1,4-benzenediol, NSC 4972
Linear Formula:
(CH3)3CC6H3-1,4-(OH)2
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
166.22
Beilstein:
637923
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.24

grade

analytical standard

Quality Level

assay

≥98.0% (GC)

autoignition temp.

855 °F

shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label

mp

127-129 °C (lit.)

application(s)

cleaning products
cosmetics
food and beverages
personal care

format

neat

SMILES string

CC(C)(C)c1cc(O)ccc1O

InChI

1S/C10H14O2/c1-10(2,3)8-6-7(11)4-5-9(8)12/h4-6,11-12H,1-3H3

InChI key

BGNXCDMCOKJUMV-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

tert-Butylhydroquinone (TBHQ) is the primary metabolite of butylated hydroxyanisole. It is a widely used food antioxidant that acts by blocking free radicals to prevent the rancidity of oils and fats. TBHQ is also used as an antioxidant in cosmetic products.

Application

tert-Butylhydroquinone may be used as an analytical standard for the determination of the analyte in soybean biodiesel by differential pulse voltammetry (DPV) on glassy carbon (GC) electrode, and in oils, foods, biological fluids, and cosmetics by various chromatography techniques.

Pictograms

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Signal Word

Warning

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Dermal - Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Aquatic Acute 1 - Aquatic Chronic 1 - Eye Irrit. 2 - Skin Irrit. 2 - Skin Sens. 1

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

195.8 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

91 °C - closed cup

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