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BHT

Abbreviation for butylated hydroxytoluene.

BHT

butylated hydroxytoluene, an antioxidant used in foods, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and petroleum products.
Alternative medicine Both BHA and BHT increase UDP-glucuronosyltransferase, the enzyme possibly responsible for the anticancer effects of cruciferous vegetables
Food industry A food preservative used to prevent fats and oils in packaged foods from becoming rancid; BHT may be teratogenic to mice, and cause a significant decrease in cholinesterase activity, aggressiveness, sleep disturbances, and weight loss
Quackery BHT has been recommended for ageing, hangovers, herpes, and decreased sleep
Toxicity Excess consumption has been associated with abdominal cramping, confusion, nausea, liver toxicity, vertigo, vomiting, and loss of consciousness
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Among the principal performance issues is the search for reduced volatility, as evidenced by the proliferation of higher-molecular-weight (HMW) primary antioxidants, which increasingly are replacing the old workhorse BHT.
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Ionol CP food grade BHT can be used for technical grade applications.
At the above concentration, the hydrogen peroxide scavenging effect of AN, BC and standards decreased in the order of BHT > ASC > AN > BC > BHA.
It can be observed from table 4 that, apart from BHT (retention time 2.
The antioxidant activity of BHT was significantly higher than that any of all the plant extracts.
He added BHT to the diet of rats and showed that their life expectancy increased.
The Weeke BHT 500 flexible drilling and routing machine, available from Stiles Machinery, unites the advantages of CNC-controlled stationary technology and high-performance throughfeed drilling.