Hexamoll DINCH

Diisononylcyclohexane-1,2-dicarboxylate; DINCH; formula: C26H48O4; CAS Registry Number: 166412-78-8
Structure of Hexamoll DINCH
Source: PubChem
Identifier: CID 11524680
URL: https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/11524680#section=2D-Structure

Important substitute for phthalates

Due to the increased regulation of phthalates, Hexamoll DINCH has been used as a plasticizer since 2002, mainly as a DEHP (di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate) substitute in toys and medical equipment. Due to its similar structure (the aromatic ring of the phthalates is replaced by a cyclohexane ring) it possesses similar physical properties but shows far lower toxicity. The high demand for phthalate species leads to a strong increase in the use and production of DINCH.


    Cyclohexane-1,2-dicarboxylate-mono-4-methyloctyl ester is the primary metabolite of DINCH® after elimination of an ester rest.
    Cyclohexane-1,2-dicarboxylate-mono-(7-hydroxy-4-methyl)octyl ester is a secondary metabolite of DINCH®.
  • oxo-MINCH
    Cyclohexane-1,2-dicarboxylate-mono(oxo-isononyl) ester is a secondary metabolite of DINCH®.
  • cx-MINCH
    Cyclohexane-1,2-dicarboxylate-mono-(7-carboxylate-4-methyl) heptylester is a secondary metabolite of DINCH®.


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Sampling area

Sampling period

1999 - 2017

Extended information

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