Agent Name

Di-n-octyl phthalate

CAS Number

117-84-0

Formula

C24-H38-O4

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, dioctyl ester; Benzenedicarboxylic acid di-n-octyl ester; Celluflex DOP; DNOP; Dicapryl phthalate; Dinopol NOP; Dioctyl 1,2-benzenedicarboxylate; Dioctyl o-benzenedicarboxylate; Dioctyl phthalate; Dioktylester kyseliny ftalove [Czech]; Octyl phthalate; Phthalic acid, dioctyl ester; Polycizer 162; Px-138; Vinicizer 85; n-Octyl phthalate; o-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, dioctyl ester; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Phthalate Esters

Description

Clear liquid; [HSDB] Clear colorless odorless liquid; [CHEMINFO]

Sources/Uses

Used as a plasticizer and dye carrier for film, wire, cables, and adhesives; [HSDB] Used as a plasticizer in carpet backing, packaging films, medical tubing, blood storage bags, floor tile, wire, cables, and adhesives; Also used in cosmetics and pesticides; [ATSDR ToxProfiles]

Comments

There is confusion in the naming of the dioctyl phthalate (DOP) esters: Di-n-octyl phthalate, Di-sec-octyl phthalate, and Diisooctyl phthalate. [CHEMINFO] A mucous membrane irritant; Like dioctyl phthalate, it may cause CNS depression and mild liver toxicity after ingestion of large amounts; [HSDB] Causes some liver injury in high-dose feeding studies of rats, but no evidence of significant reproductive effects; [ATSDR ToxProfiles] An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "PHTHALATE ESTERS."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.0E-7 mm Hg

Flammability (NFPA)

1: Must be preheated

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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