Synthesis and PMR and mass spectra of potential metabolites and other derivatives of bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate.

The 3- and 4-hydroxylated derivatives of the plasticizer bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate and the monoesters derived from these hydroxylated derivatives were synthesized. The structures of the two 4-hydroxy monoesters were confirmed by lithium borohydride reduction to their corresponding hydroxymethylbenzoic acids, followed by cyclization of the reduced… (More)