is an alkylated phenol
used industrially as an antioxidant
, eg. to prevent gumming
, and as an ultraviolet stabilizer. It is used in jet fuels
, and avgas
. It is a clear liquid with melting point 21-23 °C and boiling point 248-249 °C. It is also used in printing industry. It is stable in acidic, neutral, and alkaline solutions, and is considered to not be readily biodegradable
. It does not absorb UV light
, therefore direct photodegradation
is not suspected.
One of its trade names is Topanol A. It is found in antioxidant mixtures AO-30, AO-31, AO-32, IONOL K72, IONOL K78, IONOL K98, and others.
It is a suspected respiratory toxicant and is suspected to be neurotoxic.