4-Tertiary Butylcatechol

DIC-TBC

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4-Tertiary Butylcatechol 4-Tertiary Butylcatechol

TBC has a broad range of applications including being used as a polymerization inhibitor for styrene, butadiene, and other polymerizable monomers, an antioxidant for polymers and oils, and a stabilizer for various organic compounds.
DIC sells "DIC-TBC" in convenient-to-handle pellets of 100% solid content, an 85% aqueous solution "DIC-TBC-W", and liquid types dissolved in various solvents.

What is 4-Tertiary Butylcatechol?

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Major Applications

■Polymerization inhibitor for polymerizable monomers
TBC is used as a polymerization inhibitor and stabilizer for polymerizable monomers such as styrene and butadiene and is added during the manufacturing process or to products that require transportation and storage.

■Antioxidant
TBC is effective as an antioxidant for a wide range of chemical compounds including polymers such as polyethylene, polypropylene, polychloroprene, synthetic rubber, and nylon, as well as oils and their derivatives, ethyl cellulose, lubricating oil, and caprolactam-maleic anhydride and tin metallic soaps.

■Stabilizer for various organic compounds
TBC, in combination with epoxy compounds or alcohol, displays excellent properties as a stabilizer for chlorinated hydrocarbons like trichloroethylene and perchloroethylene. When producing plasticizers by the esterification of polybasic acids and oxo alcohols, there is a color protection effect if TBC is added, and a plasticizer with good color stability can be obtained.

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