Butylated Hydroxy Toluene is a non-staining, hindered phenolic antioxidant commonly used in a wide variety of applications including plastics, elastomers, petroleum products, and food. Available in several physical forms, including crystalline.
Product Overview
Sasol's Butylated Hydroxy Toluene (BHT) is a food grade, low molecular weight, hindered phenolic antioxidant that reduces degradation initiated by heat, light, and time in organic materials. BHT is the most prevalent and approved antioxidant in the world.
Product Specifications
Appearance: White crystal
Specific Gravity @ 60 °F: 1.01
Flash Point (Closed Cup): 245 °F
Bulk Density: 37.5 lb/ft³
Purity: 99% minimum
Freezing Point: 156.56 °F
Color, Molten (APHA): 50 maximum
Ash, Residue on Ignition: 0.002% maximum
Arsenic: 3 ppm
Heavy Metals as Lead: 10 ppm
Molecular Weight: 220.34 g/mol
Soluble: Methyl alcohol, isopropyl alcohol, ethyl alcohol, benzene, methyl ethyl ketone, petroleum ether, mineral oil, linseed oil, lard
Insoluble: Sodium hydroxide, water
Primary Chemistry: Butylated Hydroxy Toluene
Features & Benefits
Food grade
Kosher and Halal certified
Problems Solved
Degradation and discoloration of plastics, coating, inks, and pigments
Poor stability of polymers when exposed to high temperatures and UV light
FDA and Kosher approvals for use in food and food contact applications
Polyols, polybutylene, hydrocarbon resins, block copolymer elastomers, industrial fats, fatty acids, transmission fluids, lard, shortening, tallow, animal feeds, vegetable oils