Agent Name

Diisobutyl phthalate

CAS Number

84-69-5

Formula

C16-H22-O4

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, bis(2-methylpropyl) ester; DIBP; Di(i-butyl)phthalate; Di-iso-butyl phthalate; Diisobutylester kyseliny ftalove [Czech]; Hatcol DIBP; Hexaplas M/1B; Isobutyl phthalate; Kodaflex DIBP; Palatinol IC; Phthalic acid, diisobutyl ester; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Phthalate Esters

Description

Colorless viscous liquid; [ICSC]

Sources/Uses

Used as plasticizer; [Hawley] Used in paints, lacquers, and varnishes; Also used in the paper and pulp industry and to make boards, chemicals, polymers, adhesives, softeners, and viscosity adjusters; [IUCLID]

Comments

Can be absorbed through skin; Effects on reproduction in animal testing: increase in resorptions in absence of maternal toxicity; [ICSC] Oral LD50 (mouse) = 10,000 mg/kg (Effects include weakness and coma.); [ChemIDplus] Like dioctyl phthalate, it may cause CNS depression and mild liver toxicity after ingestion of large amounts; [HSDB] A very mild skin and eye irritant, based on animal studies; [CHEMINFO] An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "PHTHALATE ESTERS."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.00665 mm Hg

Flammability (NFPA)

1: Must be preheated

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

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