What is it?
4-tert-Butyl-benzoic acid is a chemical primarily used in industry as a corrosion inhibitor.

How do I avoid it?
Products that contain 4-tert-Butyl-benzoic acid should be avoided. Avoidance requires reading labels, product inserts, Safety Data Sheets (SDS), and on occasion, direct communication with the manufacturer.

  • Antimicrobial agent
  • Corrosion inhibitor in cooling fluids
  • Fixative for fragrances
  • Lubricant additive
  • Metal working
  • Stabilizer or modifier for resin
  • UV stabilizer
  • Welding flux
  • Manufacturing of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics
Other names for 4-tert-Butyl-benzoic Acid:
  • p-tert-butylbenzoic acid
  • 4-(dimethylethyl)benzoic acid
  • Butylbenzoic acid
  • TBBA
  • Para-tert-butyl-benzoic acid


How safe is it?

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