Di-isodecyl Phthalate (DIDP) is a type of phthalate plasticizer that is commonly used in the production of plastics, including PVC products. It is a clear, oily liquid that is slightly soluble in water and has a faint, sweet odor.
DIDP is produced through the reaction of isononanol and phthalic anhydride. It is commonly used as a plasticizer in the production of PVC products, including wire and cable coatings, automotive parts, and flooring.
DIDP is known for its excellent resistance to heat and cold, as well as its ability to improve the flexibility and durability of PVC products. It is also used as a lubricant in the production of metalworking fluids and as an ingredient in personal care products.
While DIDP has been found to be safe for use in consumer products at current levels, some studies have shown that it may have adverse effects on reproductive health and hormone levels in animals when consumed in large quantities.