Butyl Paraben

CAS:  94-26-8

Synonyms:  4-(Buoxycarbonyl) Phenol; 4-Hydroxybenzoic Acid Butyl Ester; Butyl 4-Hydroxybenzoate; n-Butyl 4-Hydroxybenzoate; n-Butyl Paraben

Uses:  Pharmaceutical preservative, fungistat

Hazard:  SYMPTOMS:  Symptoms of exposure to this compound include skin sensitivity reactions, contact dermatitis, urticaria and angioedema.  It can cause skin and eye irritation.  Dilute solutions of this type of compound may be painful and cause irritation when applied to the eye.  ACUTE/CHRONIC HAZARDS:  This compound is a skin and eye irritant.  When heated to decomposition it emits acrid smoke, irritating fumes and toxic fumes of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and phenolic vapor.  N-BUTYL-P-HYDROXYBENZOATE is incompatible with strong oxidizing agents and strong caustics.