Agent Name

Bis(2-butoxyethyl) phthalate

CAS Number

117-83-9

Formula

C20-H30-O6

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, bis(2-butoxyethyl) ester; Bis(2-butoxyethyl)phthalate; Butyl "cellosolve" phthalate; Butyl glycol phthalate; Di(2-butoxyethyl) phthalate; Di(butoxyethyl)phthalate; Di-(2-Butoxyethyl) fster kyseliny ftalove [Czech]; Di-(2-butoxyethyl)ester kyseliny ftalove [Czech]; Dibutoxyethyl phthalate; Dibutyl cellosolve phthalate; Dibutylcellosolve ftalat [Czech]; Dibutylglycol phthalate; Ethanol, 2-butoxy-, phthalate (2:1); Kesscoflex; Kesscoflex BCP; Kronisol; Kronisol (VAN); N-Butyl glycol phthalate; Palatinol; Palatinol K; Phthalic acid dibutoxy ethyl ester; Phthalic acid, bis(2-butoxyethyl) ester; Phthalic acid, dibutoxyethyl ester; Plasthall DBEP; beta-Butoxyethyl phthalate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Phthalate Esters

Description

Colorless liquid; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used as plasticizer for polyvinyl chloride, polyvinyl acetate, cellulosic, and other resins; Also used as a softener and processing aid for chloroprene rubber, nitrile-butadiene rubber, and styrene-butadiene rubber; [HSDB]

Comments

Like dioctyl phthalate, it may cause CNS depression and mild liver toxicity after ingestion of large amounts; [HSDB] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline] See "PHTHALATE ESTERS."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.00217 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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