Butylparaben is a colorless, crystalline solid or powder. It is odorless. Butylparaben is moderately soluble in water. Butylparaben is used as a food preservative and antifungal agent. It is also used in many personal care products.
Butylparaben was a skin irritant in man. Experimental studies in volunteers failed to uncover any sensitizing potential, but sensitization to butylparaben has been demonstrated in dermatitis patients.
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