Butyl Benzyl Phthalate
What Is It?
Butyl Benzyl Phthalate is a clear, oily liquid. In cosmetics and personal care products, Butyl Benzyl Phthalate may have use in nail polish and enamel.
Why Is It Used?
Butyl Benzyl Phthalate is a Materials that soften synthetic polymers by reducing brittleness and cracking.. It softens synthetic polymers by reducing brittleness and cracking.
Butyl Benzyl Phthalate is an aromatic ester.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of Butyl Benzyl Phthalate as an Indirect food additives are additives that may become part of the food in trace amounts due to its packaging, storage or other handling. For example, minute amounts of packaging substances may find their way into foods during storage. for use in items that come in contact with food including, adhesives, paper and paper board and polymers. The safety of Butyl Benzyl Phthalate has been assessed by the The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) was established in 1976 as an independent safety review program for cosmetic ingredients. The CIR Expert Panel consists of independent experts in dermatology, toxicology, pharmacolgy and veterinary medicine. The CIR includes participation by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and the Consumer Federation of America. (CIR) Expert Panel. On the basis of the scientific data, the CIR Expert Panel concluded that Butyl Benzyl Phthalate was safe for use as a cosmetic ingredient.
CIR Safety Review: Butyl Benzyl Phthalate (BBP) is an aromatic An organic compound formed by the reaction of an acid with an alcohol. that is used as a plasticizer at concentrations below 1.0%. Oral feeding tests in the laboratory showed a low level of toxicity. However, exposure to high doses of BBP led to weight loss, testicular atrophy, hemorrhages, and hepatomegaly. BBP was not found to be a reproductive toxin, however, BBP caused dose-dependent microscopic degenerative changes in the testes. BBP was nonmutagenic in bacteria, L5178Y TK mouse lymphoma mutagenesis assay, dominant lethal mutagenicity assay, and a BALB/3T3 The basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; cells may exist as independent units of life or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals. transformation assay. BBP was not carcinogenic in studies involving laboratory animals. In human dermal studies, BBP was not a significant irritant or sensitizer. On the basis of data presented in the CIR report, the CIR Expert Panel concluded that Butyl Benzyl Phthalate was a safe as a cosmetic ingredient in the present practices of use and concentration.
More information about phthalates
FDA: Link to the Code of Federal Regulations for Butyl Benzyl Phthalate:
Butyl Benzyl Phthalate is prohibited in cosmetics products marketed in the European Union. See Annex II.
Link to the EU Cosmetic Regulation:
More Scientific Information
Butyl Benzyl Phthalate is the ester of butyl Alcohols are a large class of important cosmetic ingredients but only ethanol needs to be denatured to prevent it from being redirected from cosmetic applications to alcoholic beverages., benzyl alcohol and phthalic acid. Other technical names for Butyl Benzyl Phthalate include 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic Acid, Butyl Phenylmethyl Ester and Phthalic Acid, Benzyl Butyl Ester.
National Toxicology is the study of the adverse effects of chemical and physical agents on living organisms. Program (NTP) summary information on Butyl Benzyl Phthalate
Search the Code of Federal Regulations http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/cfrsearch.cfm
EU Cosmetics Inventory http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/cosmetics/cosing/