A phthalate metabolite with genotoxic effect.
Air & Water Reactions
Slightly soluble in water and slightly denser than water.
Butyl benzyl phthalate is an ester. Esters react with acids to liberate heat along with alcohols and acids. Strong oxidizing acids may cause a vigorous reaction that is sufficiently exothermic to ignite the reaction products. Heat is also generated by the interaction of esters with caustic solutions. Flammable hydrogen is generated by mixing esters with alkali metals and hydrides. Can generate electrostatic charges. [Handling Chemicals Safely 1980. p. 250].
Clear Colourless Oil
A clear colorless liquid with a mild odor. Primary hazard is to the environment. Immediate steps should be taken to limit spread to the environment. Easily penetrates the soil to contaminate groundwater and nearby waterways.
Prolonged contact with liquid causes some irritation of eyes and skin.
Special Hazards of Combustion Products: Irritating vapors of unburned chemical may form in fires.