Agent Name

Dihexyl phthalate

CAS Number

84-75-3

Formula

C20-H30-O4

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, dihexyl ester; 1,2-Benzenedioic acid dihexyl ester; Bis(n-hexyl) phthalate; Di-n-hexyl phthalate; Di-n-hexylphthalate; Dihexyl 1,2-benzenedicarboxylate; Dihexylester kyseliny ftalove [Czech]; Hexyl phthalate, 1,2-; n-Dihexyl phthalate; Phthalic acid, dihexyl ester; [ChemIDplus] DnC6P; DnHP; [HSDB]

Category

Phthalate Esters

Description

Clear oily liquid; [HSDB] Yellow-brown viscous liquid; [CAMEO] Clear colorless oily liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as plasticizer; Used to make plastisols for automobile parts and dip-molded products; [HSDB]

Comments

May cause skin and eye irritation; [CAMEO] Like dioctyl phthalate, it may cause CNS depression and mild liver toxicity after ingestion of large amounts; [HSDB] An irritant; Effects in high-dose animal studies include fatty liver degeneration and hepatitis; [MSDSonline] See "PHTHALATE ESTERS."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.4E-5 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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