Phosphate esters

The principal advantage of phosphate esters is their improved fire retardancy which is especially needed in demanding applications to improve the behaviour of flexible PVC. Triaryl phosphates (e.g. Triphenyl Phosphate and alkyl diaryl phosphates are the two main categories of this kind of plasticisers (US: plasticizers). Phosphate esters can help produce low smoke and low flammable flexible PVC.

CategoryNameAcronymCasECProduced by membersApplicationsClassification 
Phosphate esterTriphenyl phosphateTPP115-86-6204-112-2Flooring, Wall coveringsNot class.
Phosphate ester2-ethylhexyl diphenyl phosphate1241-94-7214-987-2Not class.
Phosphate esterTris(2-ethylhexyl) phosphate78-42-2201-116-6Not class.