Dicyclohexyl phthalate

DCHP; phthalic acid dicyclohexyl ester; formula: C20H26O4; CAS Registry Number: 84-61-7
Structure of Dicyclohexyl phthalate
Source: PubChem

Phthalate with two cyclohexane rings as ester rests

Dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP) is a plasticizer, which is mainly used in polyvenyl chloride (PVC), epoxy- and polyester resins.

The Environmental Specimen Bank does not analyses the parent substance DCHP in human samples, but its main metabolite MCHP.


MCHP Mono-cyclohexyl phthalate is a primary metabolite of DCHP.


Students Student groups with an even number of female and male students at the age of 20 to 29.

Sampling area

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

Sampling period

2007 - 2015