tertiary butylhydroquinone

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tertiary butyl +‎ hydroquinone

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tertiary butylhydroquinone (usually uncountable, plural tertiary butylhydroquinones)

  1. (chemistry) An aromatic organic compound that is a type of phenol. It is a derivative of hydroquinone, substituted with a tert-butyl group.
    • 2009 October 4, Pete Wells, “COOKING WITH DEXTER”, in New York Times[1]:
      With the fries and McNuggets, we enter the polysyllabic realm of ingredients I don’t keep in my kitchen: mono- and diglycerides, tertiary butylhydroquinone, a number of phosphates, dimethylpolysiloxane.

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