A novel antioxidant: 6,6'-(butane-1,1-diyl)bis(4-methylbenzene-1,2-diol)





6, 6'-(butane-1, 1-diyl)bis(4-methylbenzene-1, 2-diol), Acid-catalyzed condensation reaction, Antioxidant activity, Deep frying, HPC, TBHQ


A novel compound, 6,6'-(butane-1,1-diyl)bis(4-methylbenzene-1,2-diol) (BMB), was synthesized through an acid-catalyzed condensation reaction between 4-methylcatechol (HPC) and butyraldehyde. When evaluated by the Rancimat and deep frying methods, BMB exhibited a stronger antioxidant activity than TBHQ. Its DPPH radical scavenging activity was also fairly higher than TBHQ, but lower compared to its mother phenol, HPC, due to its relative ease of binding DPPH•. BMB had the strongest scavenging ability of the 4-methylcatechol analogues reported to date. It could be used effectively to retard lipid peroxidation in both moderate and high temperature food preparations.


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Olajide TM, Pasdar H, Weng XC. A novel antioxidant: 6,6’-(butane-1,1-diyl)bis(4-methylbenzene-1,2-diol). grasasaceites [Internet]. 2018Sep.30 [cited 2021Dec.5];69(3):e269. Available from: https://grasasyaceites.revistas.csic.es/index.php/grasasyaceites/article/view/1737