butylated hydroxytoluene

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butylated hydroxytoluene

[′byüd·əl‚ād·əd hī‚dräk·sē′täl·yə‚wēn]
(organic chemistry)
[(CH3)3C]2C6H2(CH3)OH Crystals with a melting point of 72°C; soluble in toluene, methanol, and ethanol; used as an antioxidant in foods, in petroleum products, and for synthetic rubbers. Abbreviated BHT.
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