TCC’s ChemFlexx DOP, di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP, a.k.a. DOP) is the commercial name and abbreviation for the organic compound di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), one of the most cost effective and widely available general purpose plasticizers on the market today. This colorless viscous liquid is soluble in oil, but not in water. It possesses good plasticizing properties. Being produced on a massive scale by many companies, it has acquired many names and acronyms. It is the most important “phthalate,” being the diester of phthalic acid and the branched-chain 2-ethylhexanol.
Due to its suitable properties and the low cost, DEHP/DOP is widely used as a plasticizer in the manufacturing of articles made of PVC. It is also used as a hydraulic fluid and as a dielectric fluid in capacitors. Additionally, DEHP finds use as a solvent in glowsticks.
TCC’s ChemFlexx DOP di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP, a.k.a. DOP) is one of the most cost effective and widely available general-purpose plasticizers. It is used mainly for making PVC soft and pliable for applications in the automotive industry, the manufacturing of building and construction materials, cable and flooring, as well as medical devices and toys. The non-toxic liquid compound is also used in the production of vinyl upholstery, tablecloths, shower curtains, raincoats, shoes, garden hoses, swimming pool liners, polymeric coatings, cable coatings, components of paper and paperboard, defoaming agents and surface lubricants.
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