phthalate ester

phthalate ester

[′tha‚lāt ′es·tər]
(organic chemistry)
Any of a group of plastics plasticizers made by the direct action of alcohol on phthalic anhydride; generally characterized by moderate cost, good stability, and good general properties.
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Cone calorimetry data show a high PHRR, comparable to the phthalate ester control but with a delayed maximum peak and a longer total combustion time.
DEHP, a kind of phthalate ester, is widely used in Japan to make plastics, such as vinyl chloride, softer.
In the medical device field, PVC is primarily used in flexible form, a condition achieved by compounding it with a liquid plasticizer typically of the phthalate ester family.
European countries such as Austria and Denmark have already decided to ban the use of phthalate ester, a plasticizer of vinyl chloride.
1 dressing with gravy Instant Plastic * noodles Onion soup Paper * mix Noodle soup Metal * (a) The limit of detection for each phthalate ester is indicated in parenthesis.
Phthalate ester toxicity in Leydig cells: developmental timing and dosage considerations.
For more information about phthalates in general, please contact the Phthalate Ester Panel at 703-741-5623 or their website at http://www.
A new type of plasticizer reportedly looks promising for replacing phthalate ester plasticizers in sensitive vinyl applications such as food packaging, toys, and medical components like intravenous tubes.
Mechanisms of phthalate ester toxicity in the female reproductive system.
Samples were stored frozen at -20 [degrees]C [for BPA < 2 weeks; for phthalate ester metabolite (PEM) < 8 weeks] before being thawed for analysis.
The Panel is committed to working cooperatively with government agencies to evaluate the safety of phthalate ester products using sound science.
Greenpeace has issued a press release and report that purport to show that the phthalate ester principally used in children's toys (DINP) poses human health hazards.