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- n. Two butyl groups in a molecule
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A liquid hydrocarbon, C8H18, of the alkane series, being one of several octanes, and consisting of two butyl radicals. Cf. octane.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as octane.
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It's called dibutyl phthalate, and it could be related to birth defects.
An increasing number of nail polishes have been reformulated to remove potentially carcinogenic ingredients dibutyl phthalate DBP, formaldehyde, and toluene.
This means manufacturers have removed known carcinogens toluene, dibutyl phthalate DHB and formaldehyde from their recipes.
Up until recently, most conventional nail polishes found on store shelves offered up a noxious ingredient list of substances including the "toxic trio," formaldehyde, toluene and dibutyl phthalate, or DBP.
If you like polish on your nails, pick out shades you like from brands that are free of formaldehyde, toluene, and dibutyl phthlate aka DBP.
The glowing effect is produced by a chemical, dibutyl phthalate (pronounced di-bu-till-thal-late).
Swallowing dibutyl phthalate (the "glow-stuff") causes mouth and throat discomfort and soreness.
A splash of dibutyl phthalate to the eyes will cause immediate stinging, a burning sensation and tearing.
The best treatment for any exposure to dibutyl phthalate is water.
On the skin, dibutyl phthalate causes stinging, irritation and redness.