TBC Optima 85% Water is an amber-colored clear liquid. It stabilizes monomers ; it is used as polymerisation inhibitor for monomers such as: styrene, butadiene, vinyl acetate, vinyl chloride, Chloroprene, Isoprene, Norbornene, Unsaturated hydrocarbons ... TBC Optima 85% Water combines with peroxides to prevent polymerisation in distillation processes, during transport storage.


  • CAS number
  • Global Business Unit
    Aroma Performance
  • Synonyms
    4-Tertiary-Butyl catechol ; 4 tert-Butylpyrocatechol ; Para tertiobutyl catechol


Segments Applications
Chemical Industry Monomers
Industrial & Protective Coatings Industrial coatings

Chemical categories

Chemical category Chemical family Chemical product
Stabilizers and Antioxidants Phenol derivatives Tertiobutyl catechol (for Butadiene, Styrene)

Region of commercial availability

  • Asia / Pacific
  • Europe / Middle East / Africa
  • North America

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