In this work, studies on the arylation of anilines derived from dehydroabie
tic acid, the main component of disproportionated rosin, are presented. The
redox properties of the new diarylamines were investigated by cyclic volta
mmetry, and their free radical scavenging activity was tested by reduction
of the 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical. Three of the diarylami
nes with lower oxidation potential proved to be as active as isopropyldiphe
nylamine (IPPD) and superior to tert-butylhydroxytoluene (BHT), both commer
cially available synthetic antioxidants.