Dimethyl phthalate

DMP; formula: C10H10O4; CAS Registry Number: 131-11-3
Structure of Dimethyl phthalate
Source: PubChem

Short-chain phthalate

Dimethyl phthalate (DMP) belongs to the short-chain phthalates, which are used as plasticizers and also in cosmetics, textiles, pesticides, lubricants, and glues.

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


MMP Monomethyl phthalate is a primary metabolite of DMP.


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