Dimethyl Phthalate

CAS#: 131-11-3

Synonyms: DMP; dimethyl 1,2-benzene-dicarboxylate; 1,2 benzedicarboxylic acid dimethyl ester; phthalic acid dimethyl ester.

Uses: Plasticizer for nitrocellulose and cellulose acetate, resins, rubber, and in solid rocket propellents; lacquers; plastics; rubber; coating agents; safety glass; molding powders; insect repellent.

Hazard: Irritant to eyes and mucous membranes, not absorbed by skin. TLV: 5mg/m3 of air.  DIMETHYL PHTHALATE reacts with acids to liberate heat along with alcohols and acids.  Strong oxidizing acids may cause a vigorous reaction that is sufficiently exothermic to ignite the reaction products.  Heat is also generated by the interaction with caustic solutions.  Flammable hydrogen is generated by mixing with alkali metals and hydrides. Can generate electrostatic charges by swirling or pouring