Screening of phthalate esters in 47 branded perfumes

@article{AlSaleh2015ScreeningOP,
  title={Screening of phthalate esters in 47 branded perfumes},
  author={Iman Al-Saleh and Rola Elkhatib},
  journal={Environmental Science and Pollution Research},
  year={2015},
  volume={23},
  pages={455-468}
}
In the last few years, the use of phthalates in perfumes has gained attention because these chemicals are sometimes added intentionally as a solvent and a fixative. Five phthalate esters, dimethyl phthalate (DMP), diethyl phthalate (DEP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP), benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), and diethyl hexyl phthalate (DEHP), were measured in 47 branded perfumes using headspace solid phase microextraction (SPME) followed by gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The results revealed… 

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