Butylated Hydroxyanisol is an antioxidant consisting of a mixture of two isomeric organic compounds, 2-tert-butyl-4-hydroxyanisole and 3-tert-butyl-4-hydroxyanisole.
It is prepared from 4-methoxyphenol and isobutylene.
It is a waxy solid used as a food additive with the E number E320. The primary use for this one is as an antioxidant and preservative in food, food packaging, animal feed, cosmetics, rubber, and petroleum products.
- Waxy solid
- Preservative in food
- Pharmaceutical industry
- Chemical industry
- Medical drugs