Dibutyl Phthalate

CAS #: 84-74-2

Synonyms: 1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid, dibutyl ester;dibutyl-1,2-benzene dicarboxlate; butyl phthalate; n-butyl phthalate; DBP DBP (ester); Di-n-butyl phthalate

Uses: Platicizer in nitrocellulose lacquers, elastomers, explosives, nail polish and solid rocket propellants; solvent for perfume oils; perfume fixative; textile lubricating agent; safety glass; insecticides; printing inks; resin solvent; paper coatings; adhesives; insect repellent fot textiles.

Hazard: Toxic. Inhalation of material may be harmful.  Contact may cause burns to skin and eyes.  Inhalation of Asbestos dust may have a damaging effect on the lungs.  Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.  Some liquids produce vapors that may cause dizziness or suffocation.  Runoff from fire control may cause pollution.  Dibutyl phthalate is an ester.  Esters react with acids to liberate heat along with alcohols and acids.  Strong oxidizing acids may cause a vigorous reaction that is sufficiently exothermic to ignite the reaction products.  Heat is also generated by the interaction of esters with caustic solutions.  Flammable hydrogen is generated by mixing esters with alkali metals and hydrides. Avoid contact with strong oxidizing agents and strong bases. Will not polymerize.  Can generate electrostatic charges.