mono-2-(ethylhexyl)phthalate

Synonyms: "mono(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate", "monoethylhexyl phthalate", "2-ethylhexyl hydrogen phthalate", "(2-Ethylhexyl) hydrogen phthalate", "phthalic acid mono-2-ethylhexyl ester", "MEHP"

Source: mono-2-(ethylhexyl)phthalate is a metabolite of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

Identifiers:

IUPAC Name: 2-(2-ethylhexoxycarbonyl)benzoic acid
CAS Number: 4376-20-9
PubChem ID: 20393
InChiKey: DJDSLBVSSOQSLW-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Canonical SMILES: CCCCC(CC)COC(=O)C1=CC=CC=C1C(=O)O

Structural Properties:

Molecular Formula: C16H22O4
Molecular Weight: 278,3435

Pharmacophore Features:

Number of bond donors: 1
Number of bond acceptors: 3
Number of atoms different from hydrogen: 20

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Hurst CH, Waxman DJ. 2003. Activation of PPARalpha and PPARgamma by environmental phthalate monoesters. Toxicol Sci 74(2):297-308.
Lampen A, Zimnik S, Nau H. 2003. Teratogenic phthalate esters and metabolites activate the nuclear receptors PPARs and induce differentiation of F9 cells. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 188(1):14-23, DOI: 10.1016/S0041-008X(03)00014-0.
Lloyd SC, Foster PMD. 1988. Effect of mono-(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate on follicle-stimulating hormone responsiveness of cultured rat Sertoli cells. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 95(3):484-489.
Thysen B, Morris PL, Gatz M, Bloch E. 1990. The effect of mono(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate on Sertoli cell transferrin secretion in vitro. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 106(1):154-157. Treinen KA, Dodson WC, Heindel JJ. 1990. Inhibition of FSH-stimulated cAMP accumulation and progesterone production by mono(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate in rat granulosa cell cultures. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 106(2):334-340.

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