Phthalates: Chemical Properties, Impacts on Health and the Environment


Gerardo L. Moretti (Editor)
Drago Romano (Editor)

Series: Chemical Engineering Methods and Technology, Environmental Health – Physical, Chemical and Biological Factors
BISAC: SCI007000

Phthalates are esters of phthalic acid and are a group of chemicals of high environmental relevance due to their production rates and ecotoxicological potential. Phthalates are mainly used as plasticizers in PVC plastics, wherein many consumer products contain specific members of this family of chemicals. In this book, the authors present current research on the chemical properties and impacts on health and the environment of phthalates. Topics include phthalate contamination in two estuaries from the Basque Coast; bioaccumulation and intracellular signal modifications of in vivo and in vitro models of phthalate esters; DEHP behavior in contact with liquid food simulants, blood, saliva and soil; removal of phthalates from the environment; gas phase fragmentation reactions of phthalate ions; the effects of DEHP exposure on brain development; and phthalate toxicogenomics and health effects. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Phthalate-Based Coordination Polymers
(Svetlana G. Baca, Silvio Decurtins, Institute of Applied Physics and Institute of Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of Moldova, Academiei, Chisinau, Moldova, and others)

A Chemical and Biological Approach to Phthalates Contamination in Two Estuaries from the Basque Coast (Bay of Biscay): Levels, Distribution and Biomarker Responses
(Luis Bartolomé, Nestor Etxebarria, Mariluz Alonso, Patricia Navarro, Maren Ortiz-Zarragoitia, General Analysis Service (SGIKER), Department of Analytical Chemistry, School of Science and Technology, Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Basque Country, Spain)

Phthalate Esters: Bioaccumulation and Intracellular Signal Modifications in In Vivo and In Vitro Models
(L. Marchetti, M.G. Sabbieti, D. Agas, School of Biosciences and Biotechnology, University of Camerino, Camerino, MC, Italy)

Investigation of Di-2 Ethyl Hexyl Phthalate (DEHP) Behaviour in Contact with Liquid Food Stimulants, Blood, Saliva and Soil
(N. Belhaneche-Bensemra, N. Lardjane, D. Ikermoud, M. O. Boussoum, Laboratoire des Sciences et Techniques de l’Environnement, Ecole Nationale Polytechnique, El- Harrach, Alger, Algeria)

Removal of Phthalates from the Environment
(Sha Li, Shan Wu, Hua-Bin Li, Qing Hao, Xiang-Rong Xu, School of Public Health, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China, and others)

Gas Phase Fragmentation Reactions of Phthalates Ions
(Natarajan Ravi, Victor Ibeanusi, Yassin Jeilani, Department of Physics, Environmental Science and Studies Program, Department of Chemistry, Spelman College, Spelman Lane, SW, Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

The Efects of Di(2-ethylhexyl) Phthalate Exposure on Brain Development
(C.A. Smith, M.R. Holahan, Department of Neuroscience, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada)

Phthalates: Chemical Properties, Impacts on Health and the Environment
(Anderson Joel Martino-Andrade, Ibrahim Chahoud, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Departamento de Fisiologia, Curitiba, Brazil, and others)

Prevention of Phthalates Migration from Flexible PVC Products
(Veronica Ambrogi, Cosimo Carfagna, Marianna Pannico, Paola Persico, Department of Materials and Production Engineering, University of Naples “Federico II”, Piazzale Tecchio, Napoli, Italy, and others)

Phthalates: Toxicogenomics and Health Effects
(Sher Singh, Steven Shoei-Lung Li, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan, and others)
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