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Main Title Phthalate Ester Hydrolysis: Linear Free Energy Relationships.
Author Wolfe, N. L. ; Steen, W. C. ; Burns, L. A. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA.
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/J-80-016;
Stock Number PB81-129579
Additional Subjects Phthalates ; Hydrolysis ; Reaction kinetics ; Water pollution ; Esters ; Solubility ; Reprints ; Linear free energy relationships ; Path of pollutants ; Phthalic acid/bis(ethylhexyl-ester) ; Phthalic acid/(dibutyl-ester) ; Phthalic acid/(dimethyl-ester) ; Phthalic acid/(diethyl-ester) ; Phthalic acid/(dioctyl-ester)
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NTIS  PB81-129579 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 6p
Alkaline hydrolysis rate constants were measured for dimethyl, diethyl, di-n-butyl, di-iso-butyl, and di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate esters in water. A linear free energy relationship (LFER) was established for estimating alkaline hydrolysis rate constants for other phthalate esters. Dimethyl phthalate hydrolyzes to phthalic acid with the nono ester as an intermediate. The rate ratio for the second-order alkaline hydrolysis rate constants of the diester to the monoester is 12. Water solubilities for dimethyl, diethyl, di-n-butyl, and di-n-octyl and di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate esters were measured and compared with literature values.