Butylated hydroxytoluene

BHT; 2,6-di-tert-butyl-p-cresol; 2,6-di-tert-butyl-4-methylphenol; formula: C15H24O; CAS Registry Number: 128-37-0
Structure of butylated hydroxytoluene
Source: PubChem
Identifier: CID 31404
URL: https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/31404#section=2D-Structure

Antioxidant used in food, cosmetics or packaging materials

Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) is an antioxidant used in a variety of products. Intended uses include products like food, animal feed, cosmetics, packaging materials, pharmaceuticals, polymers and paints.

BHT toxicity is generally considered as being low.

Since BHT is used in many near consumer products population wide exposure is expected.


  • 3,5-Di-tert-butyl-4-hydroxybenzoic acid
    Metabolite of butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT)


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Sampling area

Sampling period

2000 - 2018

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