Agent Name

Butyl benzoate

CAS Number

136-60-7

Formula

C11-H14-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Anthrapole AZ; Benzoic acid n-butyl ester; Benzoic acid, butyl ester; Butylester kyseliny benzoove [Czech]; Dai Cari XBN; n-Butyl benzoate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Benzoic Acid Derivatives

Description

Colorless liquid; Insoluble in water; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used as a dye carrier in polyester fibers; [Ullmann] Used as a plasticizer; as dye carrier for polyester fibers; as additive in disinfectants; as penetrating agent in pesticide formulations; as additive in fermentation of soy sauce; as solvent for cellulose ether; as perfume ingredient; in food industry; in entomology; in the lacquer industry; Patent for use as selective yellow jacket attractant; Naturally occurring in palm, papaya, and babaco fruit and in green peas; [HSDB]

Comments

No rats died after exposure to saturated vapor for 8 hours; [HSDB] Oral LD50 (rat) = 5140 mg/kg; [Merck Index] Oral LD50 (rat) = 735 mg/kg; [RTECS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.01 mm Hg

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