|Document ID (ISN)||104768|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1877-7856 - Encyclopédie médico-chirurgicale
|Convention or series no.
||Fascicule 16051 A 10, 4-2005
||Saillenfait A.M., Laudet-Hesbert A.
||Phtalates (II) [in French]|
||Toxicologie-Pathologie professionnelle, 4th Quarter 2005, No.149, 10p. Illus. 134 ref.
||This article presents a summary of current knowledge on the toxic properties of the most commonly-used phthalic acid esters. Based on published information regarding their physical and chemical properties and their toxicology, phthalates can be classified into three broad classes. Those of low molecular weight (including methyl and ethyl phthalate) are used as solvents and in the cellulosic polymer industry; they are slightly more soluble in water than other phthalates. Phthalates with high molecular weights are practically only used as polyvinyl chloride plasticizers; they are insoluble in water and have very low vapour pressure. Phthalates whose molecular weight lies in between are characterized by having a far greater toxic potential, particularly with respect to reproduction and development.
||France; toxicology; phthalates
||antifertility effects; plasticizers; dimethyl terephthalate; dimethyl phthalate; diethyl phthalate; bis(methoxyethyl) phthalate; diallyl phthalate; diisobutyl phthalate; dicyclohexyl phthalate; solvents; animal experiments; teratogenic effects; encyclopaedia; data sheet; dipentyl phthalate
||B - Chemical safety information sheets
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
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