Price : 450.00 - 500.00 / Kilogram
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MOQ : 25 Kilogram

Business Type Manufacturer, Exporter, Supplier
Size 25-180 kg
Brand Name VDH
Application Industrial
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2-Tert-butyl-4-methylphenol, also known as TBHQ (tert-butylhydroquinone), is a synthetic antioxidant commonly used as a preservative in food, cosmetics, and industrial products. It is a derivative of hydroquinone, where a tert-butyl group (-C(CH3)3) is attached to the second carbon atom of the benzene ring and a methyl group (-CH3) is attached to the fourth carbon atom.

Here are some key points about 2-tert-butyl-4-methylphenol (TBHQ):

  1. Chemical Structure: TBHQ has the chemical formula C10H14O. It is a white crystalline solid at room temperature.

  2. Antioxidant Properties: TBHQ functions as an antioxidant by inhibiting the oxidation of fats, oils, and other lipids. It helps prevent the development of off-flavors and rancidity in foods containing unsaturated fats and oils. TBHQ achieves this by scavenging free radicals and interrupting the chain reaction of lipid oxidation.

  3. Preservative: In addition to its antioxidant properties, TBHQ also acts as a preservative, extending the shelf life of various products by preventing spoilage and deterioration. It inhibits microbial growth and helps maintain the freshness and quality of food, cosmetic, and industrial products.

  4. Applications:

    • Food Industry: TBHQ is commonly used as a preservative in a wide range of processed foods, including snacks, fried foods, baked goods, and oils. It is approved for use in many countries and is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) when used in accordance with regulatory guidelines.
    • Cosmetics and Personal Care Products: TBHQ is found in cosmetics, skincare products, and toiletries to prevent the oxidation of oils and fats, thereby maintaining product stability and extending shelf life.
    • Industrial Applications: TBHQ is used in industrial processes such as the production of rubber, plastics, and waxes to prevent oxidation and degradation of materials.
  5. Safety Considerations: TBHQ is considered safe for consumption and use in regulated concentrations by regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). However, excessive consumption or exposure to high concentrations of TBHQ may lead to adverse health effects, and its safety continues to be evaluated by health authorities.

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