dimethyl phthalate


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dimethyl phthalate

[‚dī′meth·əl ′tha‚lāt]
(organic chemistry)
C6H4(COOCH3)2 Odorless, colorless liquid, boiling at 282°C; soluble in organic solvents, slightly soluble in water; used as a plasticizer, in resins, lacquers, and perfumes, and as an insect repellent.
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Each sample was individually analyzed for nine phthalates: dimethyl phthalate (DMP), diethyl phthalate (DEP), butyl benzyl phthalate (BBzP), di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP), diisobutyl phthalate (DiBP), DEHP, di-n-hexyl phthalate (DnHP), dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP), and di-n-octyl phthalate (DnOP).
This family of EDCs includes higher-molecular-weight phthalates such as bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate [DEHP; a common polyvinyl chloride (PVC) additive], dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP), and also lower-molecular-weight phthalates such as dimethyl phthalate (DMP) and diethyl phthalate (DEP), which is commonly used as a solvent for fragrance.
Fruit consumption was associated with levels of MnMP, a metabolite of dimethyl phthalate, a low-molecular-weight phthalate.
For example, they were not able to detect dimethyl phthalate (DMP) in any brand of mineral water after a 30-day incubation, whereas DMP was the most abundant phthalate detected in the soft drinks they tested.