IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate esterase

Reaction: bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate + H2O = 2-ethylhexyl phthalate + 2-ethylhexan-1-ol

Other name(s): DEHP esterase

Systematic name: bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate acylhydrolase

Comments: Also acts on 4-nitrophenyl esters, with optimum chain-length C6 to C8.

Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, CAS registry number: 92480-02-9


1. Krell, H.-W. and Sandermann, H., Jr. Plant biochemistry of xenobiotics. Purification and properties of a wheat esterase hydrolyzing the plasticizer chemical, bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate. Eur. J. Biochem. 143 (1984) 57-62. [PMID: 6468391]

[EC created 1989]

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