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- n. cresol
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BHT, Butylated hydroxytoluene, an ingredient in Brylcreem is also found in embalming fluid and seems to be ideal agent for ID.
Frozen 50~100 mg of liver, muscle and fat tissues were homogenized (Polytron, Brinkmann Instruments) in 2 ml ice-cold methanol: water (1: 1, v/v) containing 0.2 mg butylated hydroxytoluene as antioxidant.
BHA or BHT: Butylated hydroxyanisole and butylated hydroxytoluene are used mainly in moisturizers and makeup as antioxidants and preservatives and are also a hidden ingredient in some fragrances.
The research does indeed tap into growing interest in natural food additives as replacements to synthetic antioxidants like butylhydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) to slow down the oxidative deterioration of food.
The DPPH for non-polar compounds showed that rosmarinic acid came out on top, with higher values than butylated hydroxytoluene g tert-butylhydroquinone (TBHQ), and vitamin E (R-tocopherol).
I definitely don't want a side helping of butylated hydroxytoluene with my meals, but I can't quite get myself excited about these food-derived preservatives, either.