dibutyl phthalate

[ thal-eyt, fthal- ]
/ ˈθæl eɪt, ˈfθæl- /

noun Chemistry.

a colorless oily liquid, C16H22O4, insoluble in water, used as a solvent, insect repellent, and plasticizer.

Nearby words

  1. dibrom,
  2. dibromide,
  3. dibs,
  4. dibucaine,
  5. dibucaine number,
  6. dic,
  7. dicalcium silicate,
  8. dicaprio,
  9. dicarboxylic acid,
  10. dicarboxylic acid cycle

Origin of dibutyl phthalate

First recorded in 1920–25; di-1 + butyl

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