Dicyclohexyl phthalate

DCHP; phthalic acid dicyclohexyl ester; formula: C20H26O4; CAS Registry Number: 84-61-7
Structure of dicyclohexyl phthalate
Source: PubChem
Identifier: CID 6777
URL: https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/6777#section=2D-Structure

Phthalate with two cyclohexane rings as ester rests

Dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP) is a plasticizer, which is mainly used in polyvenyl chloride (PVC), epoxy- and polyester resins.

The Environmental Specimen Bank does not analyses the parent substance DCHP in human samples, but its main metabolite MCHP.


  • MCHP
    Mono-cyclohexyl phthalate is a primary metabolite of DCHP.


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2007 - 2015