Organism-derived phthalate derivatives as bioactive natural products

  title={Organism-derived phthalate derivatives as bioactive natural products},
  author={Huawei Zhang and Yi Hua and Jianwei Chen and Xiuting Li and Xuelian Bai and Hong Wang},
  journal={Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part C},
  pages={125 - 144}
Abstract Phthalates are widely used in polymer materials as a plasticizer. These compounds possess potent toxic variations depending on their chemical structures. However, a growing body of evidence indicates that phthalate compounds are undoubtedly discovered in secondary metabolites of organisms, including plants, animals and microorganisms. This review firstly summarizes biological sources of various phthalates and their bioactivities reported during the past few decades as well as their… 
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