Dibutyl Phthalate

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SECTION 1: Identification of the substance/mixture and of the company/undertaking  

1.1 Product identifiers  

Product name : Dibutyl phthalate 

Product Number : 80102 

Brand : Aldrich 

Index-No. : 607-318-00-4 

REACH No. : 01-2119493042-44-XXXX 

CAS-No. : 84-74-2 

1.2 Relevant identified uses of the substance or mixture and uses advised against  Identified uses : Scientific research and development 

1.3 Details of the supplier of the safety data sheet  


SECTION 2: Hazards identification  

2.1 Classification of the substance or mixture  

Classification according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008  

Reproductive toxicity (Category 1B), H360FD  

Short-term (acute) aquatic hazard (Category 1), H400  

Long-term (chronic) aquatic hazard (Category 2), H411  

For the full text of the H-Statements mentioned in this Section, see Section 16.  2.2 Label elements  

Labelling according Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 

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Signal word Danger 

Hazard statement(s)  

H360FD May damage fertility. May damage the unborn child. H410 Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects. 

Precautionary statement(s)  

P201 Obtain special instructions before use. P273 Avoid release to the environment. 

P308 + P313 IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/ attention. 

Supplemental Hazard  Statements 


Restricted to professional users.  

Reduced Labeling (<= 125 ml)  


Signal word Danger 

Hazard statement(s)  

H360FD May damage fertility. May damage the unborn child. 

Precautionary statement(s)  

P201 Obtain special instructions before use. P308 + P313 IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/ attention. 

Supplemental Hazard  Statements 

2.3 Other hazards  


This substance/mixture contains no components considered to be either persistent,  bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT), or very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB) at  levels of 0.1% or higher.  

SECTION 3: Composition/information on ingredients 

3.1 Dibutyl Phthalate – Substances  

Synonyms : n-Butyl phthalate 

Phthalic acid dibutyl ester 


Formula : C16H22O

Molecular weight : 278,34 g/mol 

CAS-No. : 84-74-2 

EC-No. : 201-557-4 

Index-No. : 607-318-00-4

Component  Classification  Concentration
dibutyl phthalate Included in the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern  (SVHC) according to Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (REACH)




Repr. 1B; Aquatic Acute 1;  Aquatic Chronic 2;  <= 100 %


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Index-No. 607-318-00-4  H360FD, H400, H411 

M-Factor – Aquatic Acute: 1


For the full text of the H-Statements mentioned in this Section, see Section 16.  

SECTION 4: First aid measures  

4.1 Description of first-aid measures  

General advice  

Consult a physician. Show this material safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance.  

If inhaled  

If breathed in, move person into fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration.  Consult a physician.  

In case of skin contact  

Wash off with soap and plenty of water. Consult a physician.  

In case of eye contact  

Flush eyes with water as a precaution.  

If swallowed  

Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Rinse mouth with water. Consult  a physician.  

4.2 Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed  The most important known symptoms and effects are described in the labelling (see section  2.2) and/or in section 11  

4.3 Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed  No data available  

SECTION 5: Firefighting measures  

5.1 Extinguishing media  

Suitable extinguishing media  

Use water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, dry chemical or carbon dioxide.  

5.2 Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture  

Carbon oxides  


5.3 Advice for firefighters  

Wear self-contained breathing apparatus for firefighting if necessary.  

5.4 Further information  

No data available  

SECTION 6: Accidental release measures  

6.1 Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures  Use personal protective equipment. Avoid breathing vapors, mist or gas. Ensure adequate  ventilation. Evacuate personnel to safe areas.  

For personal protection see section 8. 

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6.2 Dibutyl Phthalate – Environmental precautions  

Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so. Do not let product enter drains.  Discharge into the environment must be avoided.  

6.3 Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up  

Soak up with inert absorbent material and dispose of as hazardous waste. Keep in  suitable, closed containers for disposal.  

6.4 Reference to other sections  

For disposal see section 13.  

SECTION 7: Handling and storage  

7.1 Precautions for safe handling  

Advice on safe handling  

Avoid exposure – obtain special instructions before use.Advice on safe handling  Avoid inhalation of vapor or mist.  

Hygiene measures 

Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Wash hands before  breaks and at the end of workday.  

For precautions see section 2.2.  

7.2 Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities  

Storage conditions 

Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Containers which are  opened must be carefully resealed and kept upright to prevent leakage. Store in cool place.  

7.3 Specific end use(s)  

Apart from the uses mentioned in section 1.2 no other specific uses are stipulated  

SECTION 8: Exposure controls/personal protection  

8.1 Control parameters  

Ingredients with workplace control parameters  

8.2 Exposure controls  

Personal protective equipment  

Eye/face protection  

Safety glasses with side-shields conforming to EN166 Use equipment for eye  protection tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as  NIOSH (US) or EN 166(EU).  

Skin protection  

Handle with gloves. Gloves must be inspected prior to use. Use proper glove  removal technique (without touching glove’s outer surface) to avoid skin contact  with this product. Dispose of contaminated gloves after use in accordance with  applicable laws and good laboratory practices. Wash and dry hands.  

The selected protective gloves have to satisfy the specifications of Regulation (EU)  2016/425 and the standard EN 374 derived from it.  

Full contact  

Material: Nitrile rubber 

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Minimum layer thickness: 0,4 mm  

Break through time: 480 min  

Material tested:Camatril® (KCL 730 / Aldrich Z677442, Size M)  

Splash contact  

Material: Nature latex/chloroprene  

Minimum layer thickness: 0,6 mm  

Break through time: 120 min  

Material tested:Lapren® (KCL 706 / Aldrich Z677558, Size M)  

data source: KCL GmbH, D-36124 Eichenzell, phone +49 (0)6659 87300, e-mail  sales@kcl.de, test method: EN374  

If used in solution, or mixed with other substances, and under conditions which  differ from EN 374, contact the supplier of the EC approved gloves. This  

recommendation is advisory only and must be evaluated by an industrial hygienist  and safety officer familiar with the specific situation of anticipated use by our  customers. It should not be construed as offering an approval for any specific use  scenario.  

Body Protection  

Impervious clothing, The type of protective equipment must be selected according  to the concentration and amount of the dangerous substance at the specific  workplace.  

Respiratory protection  

Where risk assessment shows air-purifying respirators are appropriate use a full face respirator with multi-purpose combination (US) or type ABEK (EN 14387)  respirator cartridges as a backup to engineering controls. If the respirator is the sole  means of protection, use a full-face supplied air respirator. Use respirators and  components tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as  NIOSH (US) or CEN (EU).  

Control of environmental exposure  

Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so. Do not let product enter drains.  Discharge into the environment must be avoided.  

SECTION 9: Dibutyl Phthalate – Physical and chemical properties  

9.1 Information on basic physical and chemical properties  

  1. a) Appearance Form: liquid, clear 

Color: colorless 

  1. b) Odor ester-like 
  2. c) Odor Threshold No data available 
  3. d) pH at 10 mg/l at 20 °C 


  1. e) Melting 

point/freezing point 

  1. f) Initial boiling point and boiling range 

Melting point/range: -35 °C – lit. 340 °C – lit. 

  1. g) Flash point 186,5 °C – open cup 
  2. h) Evaporation rate No data available 
  3. i) Flammability (solid, No data available

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  1. j) Upper/lower flammability or explosive limits 

Lower explosion limit: ca.0,4 %(V) 

  1. k) Vapor pressure ca.97.000 hPa at ca.25 °C 
  2. l) Vapor density 9,58 
  3. m) Density 1,043 g/mL at 25 °C – lit. 

Relative density No data available 

  1. n) Water solubility ca.0,0114 g/l at 25 °C – OECD Test Guideline 105- slightly  soluble 
  2. o) Partition coefficient: n-octanol/water 
  3. p) Autoignition 


  1. q) Decomposition temperature 

log Pow: 4,46 at 30 °C – Potential bioaccumulation 

ca.390 °C 

at 1.000 hPa – DIN 51794 

No data available 

  1. r) Viscosity Viscosity, kinematic: 18,8 mm2/s at 20 °C – ASTM D 445 

Viscosity, dynamic: No data available 

  1. s) Explosive properties No data available 
  2. t) Oxidizing properties No data available 

9.2 Other safety information  

Relative vapor  density 


SECTION 10: Stability and reactivity  

10.1 Reactivity  

No data available  

10.2 Chemical stability  

Stable under recommended storage conditions.  

10.3 Possibility of hazardous reactions  

No data available  

10.4 Conditions to avoid  

No data available  

10.5 Incompatible materials  

Strong oxidizing agents, Nitrates, Bases, acids, Chlorine  

10.6 Hazardous decomposition products  

In the event of fire: see section 5 

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SECTION 11: Toxicological information  

11.1 Information on toxicological effects  

Acute toxicity  

LD50 Oral – Rat – male and female – 6.279 mg/kg  

(OECD Test Guideline 401)  

LC50 Inhalation – Rat – male and female – 4 h – >= 15,68 mg/l  

Remarks: (ECHA) 

LD50 Dermal – Rabbit – > 21.000 mg/kg  

Remarks: (RTECS)  

Skin corrosion/irritation  

Skin – Rabbit  

Result: No skin irritation – 4 h  

(OECD Test Guideline 404)  

Serious eye damage/eye irritation  

Eyes – Rabbit  

Result: No eye irritation – 72 h  

(OECD Test Guideline 405)  

Respiratory or skin sensitization  

Maximization Test – Guinea pig  

Result: negative  

(OECD Test Guideline 406)  

Germ cell mutagenicity 

Test Type: Ames test  

Test system: S. typhimurium  

Metabolic activation: with and without metabolic activation  

Result: negative  

Remarks: (ECHA)  

Test Type: Micronucleus test  

Species: Mouse  

Application Route: Oral  

Result: negative  

Remarks: (ECHA)  


No data available 

Reproductive toxicity  

May damage the unborn child.  

May damage fertility. 

Specific target organ toxicity – single exposure  

No data available 

Specific target organ toxicity – repeated exposure  

No data available 

Aspiration hazard  

No data available

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11.2 Additional Information  

Repeated dose toxicity – Rat – male and female – Oral – 90 d – NOAEL (No observed adverse  effect level) – 152 mg/kg – LOAEL (Lowest observed adverse effect level) – 752 mg/kg Remarks: Subchronic toxicity 

RTECS: TI0875000 

Nausea, Dizziness, Headache  

To the best of our knowledge, the chemical, physical, and toxicological properties have not  been thoroughly investigated.  

SECTION 12: Dibutyl Phthalate – Ecological information  

12.1 Toxicity  

Toxicity to fish static test LC50 – Lepomis macrochirus (Bluegill sunfish) – ca. 0,48  mg/l – 96 h 

(OECD Test Guideline 203) 

Toxicity to daphnia  and other aquatic  invertebrates 

static test EC50 – Daphnia magna (Water flea) – ca. 2,99 mg/l – 48 h (US-EPA) 

Toxicity to algae static test EC50 – Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata (green algae) – 0,75 mg/l – 10 d 


static test NOEC – Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata (green algae) – 

0,39 mg/l – 10 d 


Toxicity to bacteria EC50 – Tetrahymena pyriformis – 2,2 mg/l – 24 h 

Remarks: (ECHA) 

12.2 Persistence and degradability  

Biodegradability Result: 81 % – Readily biodegradable. 

(Regulation (EC) No. 440/2008, Annex, C.4-C) 

12.3 Bioaccumulative potential  

Bioaccumulation Pimephales promelas (fathead minnow) – 11 d 

– 0,0348 mg/l(dibutyl phthalate) 

Bioconcentration factor (BCF): 2.165 

Remarks: Does not bioaccumulate. 

12.4 Mobility in soil  

No data available 

12.5 Results of PBT and vPvB assessment  

This substance/mixture contains no components considered to be either persistent,  bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT), or very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB) at  levels of 0.1% or higher. 

12.6 Other adverse effects  

Very toxic to aquatic life.  

Discharge into the environment must be avoided. 

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SECTION 13: Disposal considerations  

13.1 Waste treatment methods  


Offer surplus and non-recyclable solutions to a licensed disposal company. Waste material  must be disposed of in accordance with the Directive on waste 2008/98/EC as well as  other national and local regulations. Leave chemicals in original containers. No mixing  with other waste. Handle uncleaned containers like the product itself.  

Contaminated packaging 

Dispose of as unused product.  

SECTION 14: Dibutyl Phthalate – Transport information  

14.1 UN number  

ADR/RID: 3082 IMDG: 3082 IATA: 3082 

14.2 UN proper shipping name  



IATA: Environmentally hazardous substance, liquid, n.o.s. (dibutyl phthalate) 

14.3 Transport hazard class(es)  


14.4 Packaging group  


14.5 Environmental hazards  

ADR/RID: yes IMDG Marine pollutant: yes IATA: yes 

14.6 Special precautions for user  

Further information  

EHS-Mark required (ADR, IMDG code 2.10.3) for single packagings and  combination packagings containing inner packagings with Dangerous Goods > 5L for liquids  or > 5kg for solids.  

SECTION 15: Regulatory information  

15.1 Safety, health and environmental regulations/legislation specific for the  substance or mixture  

This material safety data sheet complies with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No.  1907/2006.  

Authorisations and/or restrictions on use  

REACH – Candidate List of Substances of Very  High Concern for Authorisation (Article 59). 

: dibutyl phthalate 

This product contains a substance listed on Annex XIV of the REACH Regulation (EC) Nr.  1907/2006.  

Listed substance / Sunset Date : dibutyl phthalate / 21.02.2015Page 9 of 10 

After the sunset date the use of this substance requires either an authorization or can only  be used for exempted uses, e.g. use in scientific research and development which includes  routine analytics or use as intermediate.  

REACH – Restrictions on the manufacture,  

placing on the market and use of certain  

dangerous substances, preparations and articles  (Annex XVII) 

National legislation  

Seveso III: Directive 2012/18/EU of the European  Parliament and of the Council on the control of  major-accident hazards involving dangerous  substances. 

15.2 Chemical Safety Assessment  

: dibutyl phthalate 


For this product a chemical safety assessment was not carried out  

SECTION 16: Dibutyl Phthalate – Other information  

Full text of H-Statements referred to under sections 2 and 3.  

H360FD May damage fertility. May damage the unborn child. 

H400 Very toxic to aquatic life. 

H410 Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects. 

H411 Toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects. 

Further information 

The above information is believed to be correct but does not purport to be all inclusive  and shall be used only as a guide. The information in this document is based on the  present state of our knowledge and is applicable to the product with regard to  appropriate safety precautions. It does not represent any guarantee of the properties of  the product . RLS shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or  from contact with the above product. See  

www.sigma-aldrich.com and/or the reverse side of invoice or packing slip for additional  terms and conditions of sale.  

The branding on the header and/or footer of this document may temporarily not visually  match the product purchased as we transition our branding. However, all of the  information in the document regarding the product remains unchanged and matches the  product ordered.




Information given herein is offered in good faith as accurate, but without guarantee. Conditions of use and  suitability of the product for particular uses are beyond our control; all risks of use of the product are therefore  assumed by the user and we expressly disclaim all warranties of every kind and nature, including warranties of  merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose in respect to the use or suitability of the product. Nothing  is intended as a recommendation for uses which infringe valid patents or as extending license under valid  patents. Appropriate warnings and safe handling procedures should be provided to handlers and users. 

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