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BUTYL BENZYL PHTHALATE ICSC: 0834
Date of Peer Review: October 2005

Benzyl butyl phthalate
1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, butyl phenylmethyl ester
BBP
CAS # 85-68-7 1,2-C6H4(COOCH2C6H5)(COOC4H9) / C19H20O4
RTECS # TH9990000 Molecular mass: 312.4
UN # 3082
EC Index # 607-430-00-3
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.
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
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
Safety spectacles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours. 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 and remove to safe place.
Marine pollutant.
EU Classification
Symbol: T, N
R: 61-62-50/53
S: 45-53-60-61
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 9
UN Pack Group: III
EMERGENCY RESPONSE 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.
IPCS
International
Programme on
Chemical Safety
Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety and the Commission of the European Communities IPCS, CEC 2005

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BUTYL BENZYL PHTHALATE ICSC: 0834
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS OILY LIQUID

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on burning producing toxic fumes. Reacts with oxidants.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established. MAK 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 20C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly on spraying.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Animal tests show that this substance possibly causes toxicity to human reproduction or development.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 370C
Melting point: -35C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.1
Solubility in water: 0.71 mg/l (very poor)
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: negligible
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 10.8
Flash point: 198C
Auto-ignition temperature: 425C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 4.77
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
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.
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IPCS, CEC 2005