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Butylated hydroxytoluene inactivated lipid-containing viruses

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Science  04 Apr 1975:
Vol. 188, Issue 4183, pp. 64-66
DOI: 10.1126/science.163494

Abstract

Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) is widely used as a food preservative for its antioxidizing property. This small, hydrophobic molecule has been found to be a potent inactivator of lipid-containing mammalian and bacterial viruses.