from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

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  • This means manufacturers have removed known carcinogens toluene, dibutyl phthalate DHB and formaldehyde from their recipes.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • The glowing effect is produced by a chemical, dibutyl phthalate (pronounced di-bu-till-thal-late).

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  • Swallowing dibutyl phthalate (the "glow-stuff") causes mouth and throat discomfort and soreness.

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  • A splash of dibutyl phthalate to the eyes will cause immediate stinging, a burning sensation and tearing.

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  • The best treatment for any exposure to dibutyl phthalate is water.

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  • On the skin, dibutyl phthalate causes stinging, irritation and redness.

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