Phthalate Di-butyl phthalate
1. What are the properties of dibutyl phthalate (DBP)?
DBP is an oily liquid that
is soluble in fat and
slightly soluble in water. It is not very
volatile so does not
vaporise readily into the
Under the European Union classification system that applies to
labelling of chemicals in commerce, it is classified as
“dangerous to the environment” (very toxic to aquatic organism).
Moreover, it is considered as a possible cause of harm to the
unborn child and as a possible
risk factor of impaired
fertility in humans.
The acronym DBP refers to
dibutyl phthalate, which is also referred to as
"1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid, dibutyl ester (9CI)"
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