Phthalic Acid Esters

C. S. Giam, Elliot L Atlas, M. A. Powers, J. E. Leonard

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

112 Scopus citations


The twentieth century can as properly be called the age of organic chemistry as it can the atomic age. The dramatic increase in the production of synthetic fibers, processed foods, pesticides, plastics, pharmaceuticals, and a thousand other materials has completely altered our immediate human environment and provided a wealth of new materials. But it has also transformed our natural environment both intentionally and unintentionally.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Environmental Chemistry
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages76
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameHandbook of Environmental Chemistry
ISSN (Print)1867979X


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Global and Planetary Change
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution

Cite this

Giam, C. S., Atlas, E. L., Powers, M. A., & Leonard, J. E. (1984). Phthalic Acid Esters. In Handbook of Environmental Chemistry (Vol. 3, pp. 67-142). (Handbook of Environmental Chemistry; Vol. 3). Springer Verlag.