dibutyl phthalate

noun
di·​bu·​tyl phthal·​ate | \ ˌdī-ˌbyü-tᵊl-ˈtha-ˌlāt How to pronounce dibutyl phthalate (audio) \

Definition of dibutyl phthalate

: a colorless oily ester C16H22O4 used chiefly as a solvent, plasticizer, and insect repellent

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Recent Examples on the Web These nail polishes don’t have any toxic formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), formaldehyde resin or camphor that are common in nail polishes. Dana Holmes, CNN Underscored, "22 unique and thoughtful gifts for new parents and their baby," 14 Aug. 2020 The compounds include hazardous air pollutants such as styrene and methylene chloride, as well as dibutyl phthalate, which some studies have identified as an endocrine disruptor. Robin Lloyd, Scientific American, "Health Concerns Mount as More Old Sewer Pipes Are Lined with Plastic," 25 Nov. 2019 Some polishes include potential cancer-causing chemicals like dibutyl phthalate, toluene and formaldehyde. Elizabeth Denton, Seventeen, "13 Things You Need To Know Before Getting a Gel Manicure," 16 July 2018 Some polishes include potential cancer-causing chemicals like dibutyl phthalate, toluene and formaldehyde. Elizabeth Denton, Seventeen, "13 Things You Need To Know Before Getting a Gel Manicure," 16 July 2018 Some polishes include potential cancer-causing chemicals like dibutyl phthalate, toluene and formaldehyde. Elizabeth Denton, Seventeen, "13 Things You Need To Know Before Getting a Gel Manicure," 16 July 2018 Some polishes include potential cancer-causing chemicals like dibutyl phthalate, toluene and formaldehyde. Elizabeth Denton, Seventeen, "13 Things You Need To Know Before Getting a Gel Manicure," 16 July 2018 Some polishes include potential cancer-causing chemicals like dibutyl phthalate, toluene and formaldehyde. Elizabeth Denton, Seventeen, "13 Things You Need To Know Before Getting a Gel Manicure," 16 July 2018 Some polishes include potential cancer-causing chemicals like dibutyl phthalate, toluene and formaldehyde. Elizabeth Denton, Seventeen, "13 Things You Need To Know Before Getting a Gel Manicure," 16 July 2018

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First Known Use of dibutyl phthalate

1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dibutyl phthalate

phthalic acid + -ate entry 1

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“Dibutyl phthalate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dibutyl%20phthalate. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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dibutyl phthalate

noun
dibutyl phthal·​ate | \ -ˈthal-ˌāt How to pronounce dibutyl phthalate (audio) \

Medical Definition of dibutyl phthalate

: a colorless oily ester C16H22O4 used chiefly as a solvent, plasticizer, pesticide, and repellent (as for chiggers and mites)

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