Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate

Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate [also known as di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate or DEHP], a branched-chain dioctyl ester of phthalic acid, is the most important phthalate plasticizer used in Canada. Although quantitative data are very limited, bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate is released into the Canadian environment as a result of its manufacture and its industrial uses. Relatively small amounts of the substance are also released from some plastic goods.

CAS (Chemical Abstract Service) registry number: 117-81-7

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