A colorless, odorless, oily liquid commonly used as a plasticizer in coatings, adhesives, and elastomers. In the textile industry, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) is used as a lubricating agent and is sprayed on textiles as an insect repellent. DBP is also used as a solvent for printing inks, paper coatings, resins, and perfume oils.
Synonyms and Related Terms
n-butyl phthalate; DBP; dibutylphthalate; 1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid dibutyl ester; phthalic acid dibutyl ester
Soluble is ethanol, ether, acetone benzene. Insoluble in water.
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt.=278.35|
Hazards and Safety
Toxic, inhalation and ingestion may cause irritation to the respiratory and digestive systems. Skin contact causes irritation.
Combustible. Flash point = 157 C (315 F)
Mallinckrodt Baker: MSDS
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- R. J. Gettens, G.L. Stout, Painting Materials, A Short Encyclopaedia, Dover Publications, New York, 1966 Comment: Flash point = 160C; bp = 200-216C
- Hermann Kuhn, Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Antiquities, Butterworths, London, 1986
- Website address 1 Comment: www.haz-map.com/allergic.htm
- CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, Robert Weast (ed.), CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, v. 61, 1980 Comment: ref. index=1.490