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Test Method: SATRA TM373

The quantitative determination of butylated hydroxytoluene in packaging materials

April 2020

SCOPE

Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) (2,6-Bis(1,1-dimethylethyl)-4-methylphenol, CAS: 128-37-0) is a highly mobile antioxidant that is known to cause yellowing in light coloured materials under atmospheric conditions. This method is intended to determine the concentration of extractable BHT in a wide range of packaging materials.

PRINCIPLE

A test specimen is extracted for 4 hours at 30°C with constant stirring in an acetone solution containing 5mg/l of internal standard. Detection and quantification are performed using a Gas Chromatograph with Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS).

REFERENCES

EN ISO 1042. Laboratory glassware. One-mark volumetric flasks.
EN ISO 648. Laboratory glassware. Single-volume pipettes.
EN ISO 8655-2. Piston-operated volumetric apparatus. Piston pipettes.

HISTORY

First issued April 2016. Revised April 2020.

AVAILABILITY

This test method is available to members and non-members.

PRICE (ex. VAT)

This price is for a printed copy of the Test Method.

  • Members: £65
  • Non-members: £195

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