dicyclohexyl phthalate

Synonyms: "ergoplast FDC", "phthalic acid", "dicyclohexyl ester", "1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid, dicyclohexyl ester"

Source: dicyclohexyl phthalate is a plasticiser with numerous uses. It is found in cellulose and PVC products, in paints, inks and in food packaging.


IUPAC Name: dicyclohexyl benzene-1,2-dicarboxylate
CAS Number: 84-61-7
PubChem ID: 6777

Structural Properties:

Molecular Formula: C20H26O4
Molecular Weight: 330,41804

Pharmacophore Features:

Number of bond donors: 0
Number of bond acceptors: 4
Number of atoms different from hydrogen: 24


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Toxicological Information

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Evidence Supporting This Chemical as an Endocrine Disruptor
TEDX List of Potential Endocrine Disruptors

Fan WQ, Yanase T, Morinaga H, Gondo S, Okabe T, Nomura M, Komatsu T, Morohashi K-I, Hayes TB, Takayanagi R, Nawata H. 2007. Atrazine-induced aromatase expression is SF-1 dependent: implications for endocrine disruption in wildlife and reproductive cancers in humans. Environ Health Perspect 115(5):720-727.
Ishido M, Masuo Y, Sayato-Suzuki J, Oka S, Niki E, Morita M. 2004. Dicyclohexylphthalate causes hyperactivity in the rat concomitantly with impairment of tyrosine hydroxylase immunoreactivity. J Neurochem 91(1):69-76.
Okubo T, Suzuki T, Yokoyama Y, Kano K, Kano I. 2003. Estimation of estrogenic and anti-estrogenic activities of some phthalate diesters and monoesters by MCF-7 cell proliferation assay in vitro. Biol Pharm Bull 26(8):1219-1224.
Sargis RM, Johnson DN, Choudhury RA, Brady MJ. 2010. Environmental endocrine disruptors promote adipogenesis in the 3T3-L1 cell line through glucocorticoid receptor activation. Obesity (Silver Spring) 18(7):1283-1288.
Yamasaki K, Okuda H, Takeuchi T, Minobe Y. 2009. Effects of in utero through lactational exposure to dicyclohexyl phthalate and p,p'-DDE in Sprague-Dawley rats. Toxicol Lett 189(1):14-20.

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