- beta-Butoxyethyl phthalate
- Butyl cellosolve phthalate
- Butyl glycol phthalate
- n-Butyl glycol phthalate
- Dibutoxyethyl phthalate
- Dibutyl cellosolve phthalate
Plasticizer for polyvinyl chloride, polyvinyl acetate, and other resins.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Swiss Giftliste 1
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
Boiling point, °C
270 (23 torr)
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.16 (150 C)
1.057 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
5.30 cp (80 C)
Hazards and Protection.
Keep in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry location, way fron incompatible materials.
Only trained individuals should handle this chemical or its containers. For laboratory use only. Use approved safety equipment when handling.
Use of garments to protect workmen from irritation due to contact with phthalic anhydride which is used in the manufacturing process of phthalic acid esters; gloves should be used to prevent contamination of the hand and lower arm. Synth of phthalates require good ventilation in order to minimize contamination of air with phthalic anhydride or alcohols. There may be also some need for skin protection. Handling mineral acids used as catalysts requires ordinary precautions.
NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator.
Evacuate area. Wear appropriate, approved equipment. Ventilate area. Absorbe on vermiculite or sililar material. Sweep up and place in an approved contaner to hold for disposal. Wash contaminated surfacts to remove any residue.
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Strong oxidizing agents.
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire.
Central nervous system depression may occur with ingestion of large amounts.
Gi tract or esophageal irritation may occur.
Respiratory irritation is uncommon, but possible.
Dermal irritation may sometimes develop.
Seek medical attention. If individual is drowsy or unconscious, do not give anything by mouth; place individual on the left side with the head down. Contact a physician, medical facility, or poison control center for advice about whether to induce vomiting. If possible, do not leave individual unattended.
Move patient to fresh air. Monitor for respiratory distress. If cough or difficulty breathing develops, evaluate for respiratory tract irritation, bronchitis, or pneumonitis. Administer oxygen and assist ventilation as required. Treat bronchospasm with beta2 agonist and corticosteroid aerosols.
Remove contaminated clothing and wash exposed area thoroughly with soap and water. A physician should examine the area if irritation or pain persists.
Irrigate exposed eyes with copious amounts of tepid water for at least 15 minutes. If irritation, pain, swelling, lacrimation, or photophobia persist, the patient should be seen in a health care facility.