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EC number: 271-085-1
CAS number: 68515-43-5
Skin irritation: Slightly irritatingEye irritation: Slightly irritating
The phthalate esters are1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acids with side chain
esters ranging in carbon chain length from C1 to C13.The US EPA High
Production Volume (HPV) chemical challenge program has proposed grouping
phthalate esters into a single category, divided into 3 sub-categories,
this based on the structural similarities of the substances and their
physicochemical and toxicological properties. These sub-categories are:
low molecular weight phthalates, transitional phthalates, and high
molecular weight phthalates. The high molecular weight phthalates are
defined as being produced from alcohols with straight-chain carbon
backbones of >C7 or a ring structure. These include varying mixed
isomers of linear and branched diheptyl, dioctyl, dinonyl, didecyl,
diundecyl and ditridecyl phthalate. All exhibit low solublity in water
and are regarded as being too insoluble to exhibit acute or chronic
toxicity. Read-across from closely related phthalates thus appears
reasonable and this is supported by the data, below:
Studies of skin and eye irritation with the substance (chain length C9
-C11) indicate irritant effects, if occurring, to be minor.
The same findings occurred in better documented studies on phthalate
esters with chain lengths of C11, C6-C10, C8-C10 and C10-C12-C14.
Severity and duration of irritant response observed in both skin and eye
irriation tests insufficient to warrent classification
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