Diethyl Phthalate

HS Code : 29173990 | CAS NO. : 131-11-3

General description:

Chemical Formula: C12H14O4

Diethyl phthalate is a phthalate ester, appears as a clear colorless liquid without significant odor. More dense than water and insoluble in water. Hence sinks in water.

Application & Usage:

  • Diethyl phthalate is used as a plasticizer in a wide variety of consumer products, including plastic packaging films, cosmetic formulations, and toiletries, as well as in medical treatment tubing.
  • DEP is used as a plasticizer in consumer goods, including plastic packaging films, cosmetics, solvent for fragrances, a surface lubricant in food and pharmaceutical packaging, and in tubing used for medical purposes.


What are diethyl phthalate in fragrance?

The diethyl phthalate is not perfuming agents themselves but they enhance the performance of perfuming agents. This is widely used in cosmetic fragrances. They are choice ingredients in cosmetics as they are cheap and versatile. This is even a plasticizer and is used in many industrial products like tools, automotive parts, toothbrushes, etc. also.

What are benefits of diethyl phthalate?

Diethyl phthalate is used in cosmetics and personal care products. They are also used in food. It appears as a clear colourless liquid without significant odour. It is denser than water and is insoluble in water. It is also used in perfumes and even in sanitizers.

Why are diethyl phthalate used in cosmetics?

It is used in various cosmetic products these days. In hair sprays it is used as a solvent to avoid the stiffness allows having a flexible film on the hair. It is used in nail polishes to reduce cracking allows the polishes to be less brittle.

How is diethyl phthalate used in food industry?

Diethyl phthalate is commonly used to make the plastics more flexible and these plastics are used in food packaging. So di ethyl phthalate is not directly related to the food industry.

How to store diethyl phthalate?

You have to store diethyl phthalate in tightly closed containers. You have to store them in a cool, well-ventilated area. It should be kept away from heat and oxidizing agents such as permanganates, nitrates, peroxides and chlorates. Similarly, they have to be disposed of safely. It should be kept away from the children.


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