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Sigma-Aldrich

2,6-Di-tert-butyl-4-methylphenol

purum, ≥99.0% (GC)

Synonym(s):
2,6-Di-tert-butyl-p-cresol, BHT, Butylated hydroxytoluene, Butylhydroxytoluene, DBPC
Linear Formula:
[(CH3)3C]2C6H2(CH3)OH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
220.35
Beilstein:
1911640
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:

vapor density

7.6 (vs air)

Quality Level

vapor pressure

<0.01 mmHg ( 20 °C)

grade

purum

assay

≥99.0% (GC)

autoignition temp.

878 °F

bp

265 °C (lit.)

mp

68-72 °C
69-73 °C (lit.)

solubility

methanol: 0.1 g/mL, clear, colorless
methanol: soluble 100 mg/mL, clear, colorless

SMILES string

Cc1cc(c(O)c(c1)C(C)(C)C)C(C)(C)C

InChI

1S/C15H24O/c1-10-8-11(14(2,3)4)13(16)12(9-10)15(5,6)7/h8-9,16H,1-7H3

InChI key

NLZUEZXRPGMBCV-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Gene Information

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General description

2,6-Di-tert-butyl-4-methylphenol is an 4-alkylphenol. It is an antioxidant and exhibit toxicities mediated by oxidative metabolism to electrophilic quinone methides. It acts as Michael acceptor and its reaction with simple nucleophiles and proteins have been reported. Reaction of 2,6-di-tert-butyl-4-methylphenol with ytterbium(II)-benzophenone dianion complex has been reported. 2,6-Di-tert-butyl-4-methylphenol, a food additive, promotes acute pulmonary toxicity and tumor growth in mice.

Application

2,6-Di-tert-butyl-4-methylphenol may be used in the preparation of an organoaluminum compound, methylaluminum bis(2,6-di-tert-butyl-4-alkylphenoxide).

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Environment

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Hazard Statements

Precautionary Statements

Hazard Classifications

Aquatic Chronic 1

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

260.6 °F - open cup

Flash Point(C)

127 °C - open cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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