Dibutyl phthalate is a colorless and oily liquid at standard condition. Dibutyl phthalate is stable at increased temperatures due to its low vapor pressure and will not boil until 340°C. Dibutyl phthalate’s stability at high temperatures has led it to be commonly used as a plasticizer in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) to increase flexibility and softness. Dibutyl phthalate is soluble in many organic solvents such as ethanol, ether, and benzene but only slightly soluble in water. Additional uses of Dibutyl phthalate include car interiors, vinyl fabrics, elastomers, lacquers, adhesives and solid rocket propellant.