Diethyl Phthalate

Diethyl Phthalate

Diethyl Phthalate ia a diethyl ester of phthalic acid. DEP is colourless, transparent oily liquid having slight aromatic odour, which is soluble in most of organic solvents and insoluble in water.

DEP is used as a plasticizer in consumer goods, including plastic packaging films, in cosmetics formulation, solvent for fragrances, a surface lubricant in food and pharmaceutical packaging, and in tube used for medical purpose.

It is also used as alcohol denaturant, agarbatti (incense sticks) and as fixative in manufacture of perfumes, processing of Cellulose Acetate for manufacturing of varnishes and paints, solid rocket propellants, insecticides and mosquito repellents, as a camphor substitute, as a solvent for nitro cellulose, in oling of textile fabrics, in paper varnishes, floor covering.

Product Specifications

Sr. No. Characteristics Test Method Guaranteed Specifications
1. Physical Appearance Visual Clear and free from suspended particles
2. Color HU (APHA) ASTM-D-1045-2008 20 HU MAX.
3. Purity (By Gas Chromatography) IGPL/DEP/QC/05 99.50 % MIN.
4. Moisture content (% wt.) ASTM-D-1045-2008 0.20 % MAX.
5. Acidity (As Phthalic Acid wt%) ASTM-D-1045-2008 0.015 % MAX.
6. Refractive Index (27°C) ASTM-D-1045-2008 1.497-1.503
7. Volatile Loss (wt%) @110°C for 1Hrs IGPL/DEP/QC/04 0.20 % MAX.
8. Ester Value (mgKOH/gm.) ASTM-D-1045-2008 500-506
9. Specific Gravity @ 27°C ASTM-D-1045-2008 1.114 -1.12
10. Heat Stability @ 150°C for 2Hrs ISI-9591-2003 35 HU
11. Viscosity @ 25°C IGPL/DEP/QC/011 Range 8-12
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