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BUTYL BENZYL PHTHALATE
ICSC: 0834
Peer-Review Status: 20.10.2005 Validated
Benzyl butyl phthalate
1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, butyl phenylmethyl ester
BBP 
CAS #: 85-68-7 RTECS #: TH9990000
UN #: 3082
EC #: 607-430-00-3
EINECS #: 201-622-7
    Formula: 1,2-C6H4(COOCH2C6H5)(COOC4H9) / C19H20O4
Molecular mass: 312.4

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.  NO open flames.  Use alcohol-resistant foam, powder, carbon dioxide, water spray. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE See EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE.  PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS! AVOID EXPOSURE OF (PREGNANT) WOMEN!   
Inhalation   Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin   Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes   Wear safety spectacles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.  Marine pollutant. 
EC Classification
Symbol: T, N; R: 61-62-50/53; S: 45-53-60-61 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 9; UN Pack Group: III 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-90GM6-III.
NFPA Code: H1; F1; R0. 
Store in an area without drain or sewer access. Separated from strong oxidants. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS OILY LIQUID. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on burning. This produces toxic fumes. Reacts with oxidants. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion. 

Inhalation risk
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly on spraying. 

Effects of short-term exposure
 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
Animal tests show that this substance possibly causes toxicity to human reproduction or development. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 370°C
Melting point: -35°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.1
Solubility in water, mg/l: 0.71 (very poor)
Vapour pressure at 20°C: negligible
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 10.8
Flash point: 198°C
Auto-ignition temperature: 425°C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 4.77  
The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur in fish. 

NOTES
Saniticizer 160, Sicol 160, Unimoll BB and Palatinol BB are trade names. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Butyl benzyl phthalate (CICADS 17, 1999)
       Butyl Benzyl Phthalate  (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 29, 1982)
       Butyl Benzyl Phthalate  (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 73, 1999)