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Butylated hydroxyanisole

analytical standard

Synonym(s):
Butylated hydroxyanisole, E320, 2(3)-t-Butyl-4-hydroxyanisole, 2(3)-t-Butylhydroquinone monomethyl ether, BHA
Linear Formula:
(CH3)3CC6H3(OCH3)OH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
180.24
EC Number:
MDL number:
E Number:
E320
NACRES:
NA.24

Quality Level

grade

analytical standard

vapor density

6.2 (vs air)

assay

≥99.0% (sum of isomers, GC)

autoignition temp.

599 °F

shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label

technique(s)

HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable

mp

58-60 °C (lit.)

application(s)

cleaning products
cosmetics
food and beverages
personal care

format

neat

InChI

1S/C11H16O2/c1-11(2,3)9-7-8(13-4)5-6-10(9)12/h5-7,12H,1-4H3

InChI key

MRBKEAMVRSLQPH-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA), a lipophilic compound, is reported to exhibit antimicrobial activity against molds and Gram-positive bacteria. It also finds applications as a direct/indirect additive in adhesives, lubricants, food packaging materials, defoaming agents, as a preservative in cosmetic products, antioxidant in petroleum products including jet fuels, cutting oils, rubber latex gloves, paints, lacquers, adhesive hardeners, cleaning agents, thinners, plastics, etc. It is also widely used as an antioxidant in food industry.††

Application

Butylated hydroxyanisole may be used as an analytical reference standard for the quantification of the analyte in the following:
  • Food samples using square-wave voltammetry (SWV), further confirmed by high-performance liquid chromatography technique (HPLC) and capillary electrophoresis (CE) coupled with end-column amperometric detection.
  • Cosmetics using fluorescence spectroscopy with second-order calibration, further confirmed by HPLC technique.

Pictograms

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Signal Word

Warning

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Aquatic Chronic 2

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

241.9 °F - Pensky-Martens closed cup

Flash Point(C)

116.6 °C - Pensky-Martens closed cup

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