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Widely used as antioxidant in fuels, lubricants and polymers. Employed as a synthetic intermediate for the production of higher molecular weight phenolic antioxidants. Used as an oxidation inhibitor and stabilizer (e.g. for fuel, oil and gasoline) and also used in plastics and rubber. Also applied as an intermediate and an antioxidant in aviation gasoline.
Hirofumi Fujiyama, et al. Liquid-Phase Oxidation of 2,6-Di-tert-butylphenol with Cu-Impregnated MCM-41 Catalysts in the Presence of Alkali Metals.J. Catal.,1991,188(2), 417-425.
Hayrettin Turk, et al. Autoxidation of 2,6-di-tert-butylphenol in water catalyzed by cobalt phthalocyaninetetrasulfonate bound to polymer colloids.J. Org. Chem.,1988,53(2), 460-462.
Widely used antioxidant in fuels, lubricants and polymers.
In the presence of KO-t-Bu or KH forms the sterically-hindered base potassium 2,6-di-t-butylphenoxide, which gives superior results to other bases in alkylations employing alkylboranes: J. Am. Chem. Soc., 91, 6852, 6854, 6855 (1969); 92, 1761, 5790 (1970); Synthesis, 427 (1974).
Hazard Statements: H302-H315-H319
Harmful if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P264b-P270-P280-P301+P312-P302+P352-P305+P351+P338-P330-P332+P313-P337+P313-P362-P501c
Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Rinse mouth. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. If eye irritation persists: Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant