Di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate in the fruits of Benincasa hispida.

@article{Du2006Di2ethylhexylPI,
  title={Di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate in the fruits of Benincasa hispida.},
  author={Qizhen Du and Lianqing Shen and Lili Xiu and Gerold Jerz and Peter 7 Winterhalter},
  journal={Food additives and contaminants},
  year={2006},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={552-5}
}
Di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) is a commonly used plasticizer that is harmful to human health. magnetic resonance spectroscopy from the edible fruit flesh of Benincasa hispida (wax gourd) of the plant family Curcurbitaceae. The DEHP content of seven wax gourd samples collected from southern and northern provinces in China was determined as (mean +/- SD): 18.3 +/- 0.43, 2.64 +/- 0.44, 44.0 +/- 0.34, 62.5 +/- 0.48, 52.0 +/- 0.42, 58.3 +/- 0.55 and 75.5 +/- 0.63 mg kg-1 fresh weight… CONTINUE READING