The antioxidant methyl 3-(3,5-di-tert-butyl-4-hydroxyphenyl)propionate.

  title={The antioxidant methyl 3-(3,5-di-tert-butyl-4-hydroxyphenyl)propionate.},
  author={Xiang Li and Zhigang Wang and H Chen and Sheng-Gao Liu},
  journal={Acta crystallographica. Section C, Structural chemistry},
  volume={70 Pt 11},
The title compound, C18H28O3, was prepared by the reaction of 2,6-di-tert-butylphenol with methyl acrylate under basic conditions using dimethyl sulfoxide as the promoter. The structure of this antioxidant indicates significant strain between the ortho tert-butyl substituents and the phenolic OH group. In spite of the steric crowding of the OH group, it… CONTINUE READING