butylated hydroxyanisole

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Related to butylated hydroxyanisole: butylated hydroxytoluene, benzoic acid

bu·tyl·at·ed hy·drox·y·an·is·ole (BHA),

(byū'tĭl-ā'ted hī-droks'ē-an'ĭ-zōl),
hydroxytoluene propyl gallate, hydroquinone, methionine. An antioxidant used in foods.


A waxy combination of 2-tert-butyl-4-hydroxyanisole and 3-tert-butyl-4-hydroxyanisole, which is an antioxidant.

Alternative medicine
BHA-rich diets in pregnant mice allegedly reduce cholinesterase activity in offspring, and impact on their level of aggressiveness, sleep patterns and weight.
Uncertain; BHA has been linked to neoplasia of squamous epithelium, including papillomas and squamous cell carcinoma.
Heart palpitations, headaches, nausea, nerve damage.

Food industry
BHA is used as a preservative in foods, feeds, cosmetics, rubbers, drugs (e.g., statins and isoretinoin) and in petroleum products. BHA is used in food processing and packaging to prevent fats and oils from becoming rancid.

butylated hydroxyanisole

BHA A preservative used in the food processing industry to prevent fats and oils from becoming rancid, it also added to packaged foods; a BHA-rich diet in pregnant mice is alleged to significantly reduce cholinesterase activity in offspring, and impact on the animals' level of aggressiveness, sleep patterns, and weight. See Alternative medicine, BHT.
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Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA), butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) and Ascorbic acid were used as reference materials.
5) containing 18 mg/L butylated hydroxyanisole [14], by mechanical agitation with glass beads.
The control solution was prepared in a similar manner without the addition of any antioxidant, while a-tocopherol and butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) at 200 [micro]g per flask was used as a standard for comparison.
Artificial Colorings (Citrus Red 2, Red 40) Aspartame (NutraSweet) Brominated Vegetable Oil (BVO) Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA) Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT) Heptyl Paraben Propyl Gallate Quinine [D] A Certain People Should Avoid These cause allergic or other reactions in some people.
The assay was standardized by butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) prior to testing the compounds.
In the DPPH radical-scavenging assay, Table 1 shows the concentrations of Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and the Thai curry paste extracts, at which the DPPH radicals were scavenged by 50 % ([IC.
Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT, E321), butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA, E320), propyl gallata (PG, E310) and tertiary butyl hydroquinone (TBHQ) are the most widely used artificial antioxidants in food [16,18].
Promoting activities of butylated hydroxyanisole and butylated hydroxytoluene on 2-stage urinary bladder carcinogenesis and inhibition of [gamma]-glutamyl transpeptidase-positive foci development in the liver of rats.
butylated hydroxyanisole and butylated hydroxytoluene) have been suspected to cause toxicity problems that negatively affect consumer's health.
Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and propyl gallate (PG) are commonly used synthetic antioxidants employed for extending the shelf-life of various foods [6].
Aqueous extract and butylated hydroxyanisole had equal 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH)-scavenging activity but the effect was lower than that of quercetin.