Phthalates analysis package (REACH)

Phthalates are a group of chemicals widely used as plasticizers, which make plastics more flexible and durable. Phthalates have also been used as additives in products such as cosmetics and personal care items.

Several phthalates have been identified as endocrine-disrupting agents or as chemicals toxic to reproduction. Exposure to phthalates can occur from:

  • Oral exposure

    • Food: exposure occurs via migration from food packaging.

    • Children's toys: children often put toys in their mouths.

  • Inhalation: breathing in dust from vinyl flooring or fragrances (like perfumes) can cause exposure to phthalates via inhalation.

  • Skin contact: phthalates present in cosmetics, lotions, and soaps can be absorbed through the skin.

For other listed matrices apart from cosmetics, the analysis package contains the quantification of the following substances included in the REACH Authorization List:

Substance

Abbreviation

CAS number

Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate

DEHP

117-81-7

Benzyl butyl phthalate

BBP

85-68-7

Dibutyl phthalate

DBP

84-74-2

Dicyclohexyl phthalate

DCHP

84-61-7

Dihexyl phthalate

DNHP

84-75-3

Diisopentyl phthalate

PIPP

605-50-5

Dipentyl phthalate

DPP

131-18-0

N-pentyl-isopentylphtalate

-

776297-69-9

Dimethylglycol phthalate

DMEP

117-82-8

Diisobutyl phthalate

DIBP

84-69-5

Diisononyl phthalate

DINP

68515-48-0

Di(n-octyl) phthalate

DNOP

117-84-0

Diisodecyl phthalate

DIDP

26761-40-0

Dipropyl phthalate

DPP2

131-16-8

Products that contain restricted phthalates in concentrations higher than 0.1% may be removed from the market.

Regarding cosmetic products, the analysis package contains the analysis of the following phthalates:

Substance

Abbreviation

CAS number

Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate

DEHP

117-81-7

Benzyl butyl phthalate

BBP

85-68-7

Dibutyl phthalate

DBP

84-74-2

Diisononyl phthalate

DINP

68515-48-0

Di(n-octyl) phthalate

DNOP

117-84-0

Diisodecyl phthalate

DIDP

26761-40-0

All the above-mentioned substances are prohibited in cosmetic products (Annex II of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009).

Suitable sample matrices
Plastic, paper, rubber, polymers, textiles, toys, childcare articles, cosmetics
Required sample quantity
50 g
Typical turnaround time
4 weeks after receiving the samples
Detection limit
0.2 mg/kg (cosmetics); 0.01% (other matrices)
Available quality systems
Accredited test method
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