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Table 1 Phthalate parent compounds and their metabolites

From: Phthalates and diet: a review of the food monitoring and epidemiology data

Phthalate name Abbreviation Urinary metabolite Abbreviation
Dimethyl phthalate DMP Mono-n-methyl phthalate MnMP
Diethyl phthalate DEP Mono-ethyl phthalate MEP
Di-isobutyl phthalate DiBP Mono-isobutyl phthalate MiBP
Di-n-butyl phthalate DnBP Mono-n-butyl phthalate MnBP
Di-n-octyl phthalate DnOP Mono-(3-carboxypropyl) phthalate MCPP
Di-isononyl phthalate DiNP Mono-carboxyoctyl phthalate MCOP
Di-isodecyl phthalate DiDP Mono-carboxynonyl phthalate MCNP
Benzylbutyl phthalate BzBP Mono-benzyl phthalate MBzP
Di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate DEHP Mono-2-ethylhexyl phthalate MEHP
   Mono-(2-ethyl-5-hydroxyhexyl) phthalate MEHHP
   Mono-(2-ethyl-5-oxohexyl) phthalate MEOHP
   Mono-(2-ethyl-5-carboxypentyl) phthalate MECPP