2,4-Di-tert-butylphenol is clear to pale yellow semi solid; almost insoluble in water; soluble in methanol, ether, acetone, chloroform. 2,4-Di-tert-butylphenol possesses characterictic sterically hindered phenol properties.
2,4-Di-tert-butylphenol is manufactured by phenol alkylation with tert-butyl alcohol or isobutylene.
2,4-Di-tert-butylphenol is a raw material for phosphite anti-oxidants. The antioxidants are primarily used in the manufacture of polyolefins;
2,4 DTBP is used as an intermediate for the preparation of UV stabilizers;
in manufacturing of pharmaceuticals and fragrances;