4 Tert butylphenol C10H14O

An Ultimate Guide To Para Tertiary Butyl Phenol

Posted on: May 4, 2022

Para Tertiary Butylphenol also known as 4-tert-Butylphenol, Butylphen, p-tert Butylphenol, 98-54-4 is a chemical with the molecular formula C10H140. Its molecular weight is 150.21756 g/mol. You can buy it in the form of molten PTBP, crystals or white flakes. This chemical has a disinfectant-like odor and is insoluble in water.

High purity para tertiary butyl phenol can be made from an olefin composition containing a major amount of one isobutylene and a minor amount of n butene and isobutylene codimers. A reaction of the olefin composition with phenol in the presence of water and synthetic-alumina catalyst is carried out at a temperature between 140-230 degrees.

This chemical belongs to the family of phenols and lies at the 4th position. It is an organic compound that has a strong aroma. It is most commonly used as a substitute for phenols in the polymer indusrty.


Phenolic resin applications account for nearly 60-70% of all PTBT used worldwide. These resins are used in many applications like rubber-based adhesives, paints, coating resins, and printing inks. Other uses of PTBP include manufacturing industrial varnishes and chain termination of polycarbonates. The glycidyl ether of this chemical is used as a hardener in epoxy resins. Another major use of 4 tert butyl-phenol is for making perfume chemicals and aromatic compounds. The acetate of 4-tertiary butyl phenol derived from the hydrogenation process is used in soaps and detergents.

This chemical is also used for producing leather chemicals and as an additive in the rubber industry. In addition, it is used as an intermediate for manufacturing insecticides, UV stabilizers, and oil additives.

Vinati Organics is a leading manufacturer of PTBP chemical and organic intermediaries. We have a market presence in more than 35 countries in the world. We began operations in 1989. Since then, we have grown from a single product manufacturer to an integrated business that offers a wide range of chemical products not only to clients in India but also to companies across US, Europe and Asia. Our aim is to be the global leader in producing niche products by using eco-friendly technologies.

We are one of the few companies that are isobutylene integrated manufacturers of Butyl Phenol in the world. Our Butyl Phenols are used in various fields like agriculture, automotive care, fuels, lubricants, fragrances, plasticizers, resins, spices, polymerization of inhibitors, antioxidants, molecular weight regulators, and personal care products, and chemical products.

We have two state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities at Raidad and Mahad in Maharashtra. They are integrated with a B2B business model and are equipped with advanced technologies that adhere to green practices and minimize environmental footprints

Over the years, Vinati Organics has built a strong presence in more than 35 countries in the world due to its capability to research and develop novel eco-friendly chemicals with high standards of purity. We have invested heavily in R&D for modifying the way catalysts are used, equipment, processes, and operating parameters.

Besides PTBP chemical, we also manufacture other types of Butyl Phenols like ortho tertiary Butyl Phenol, 2-4-DI tertiary butyl phenol and 2.6-DI tertiary Butyl Phenol.