Di(2-propylheptyl)phthalate (DPHP)

DPHP; phthalic acid bis(2-propylheptyl) ester; formula: C28H46O4; CAS Registry Number: 53306-54-0
Structure of Di(2-propylheptyl)phthalate
Source: PubChem

Analytically difficult to grasp

Di-(2-propylheptyl)phthalate (DPHP) is used as plasticizer, especially in polymers like PVC. Due to analytical difficulties within a total phthalate determination, DPHP is analysed with a specific method.

The Environmental Specimen Bank do not analyses the parent substance DPHP in human samples, but its main metabolites.


cx-MPHxP Mono(propyl-6-carboxyhexyl) phthalate is a secondary metabolite of DPHP.
OH-MPHP Mono(propyl-6-hydroxyheptyl) phthalate is a secondary metabolite of DPHP.
Oxo-MPHP Mono(propyl-6-oxo-heptyl) phthalate is a secondary metabolite of DPHP.


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Sampling area

Sampling sites (humans) 4 university cities as sampling areas.

Sampling period

1999 - 2017

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