Eight proposals to identify new substances of Very High Concern


The substances and examples of their uses are:

4,4′-(1-methylpropylidene)bisphenol; (bisphenol B) (EC 201-025-1, CAS 77-40-7). The substance is not registered under REACH;

medium chain-chlorinated paraffins (MCCP) (EC -, CAS -). The substances are used in polymers/rubbers, adhesives and sealants, coating products, working fluids and textile treatment products and dyes;

phenol, alkylation products (mainly in para position) with C12-rich branched or linear alkyl chains from oligomerisation, covering any individual isomers and/ or combinations thereof (PDDP) (EC -, CAS -). The substances are used in the manufacture of chemicals, rubber products and plastic products;

2-(4-tert-butylbenzyl)propionaldehyde and its individual stereoisomers (EC 201-289-8). The substance is used in the manufacture of fragrance substances for use in cleaning and personal care products;

2,2-bis(bromomethyl)propane1,3-diol (BMP); 2,2-dimethylpropan-1-ol, tribromo derivative/3-bromo-2,2-bis(bromomethyl)-1-propanol (TBNPA); 2,3-dibromo-1-propanol (2,3-DBPA) (EC 221-967-7, 253-057-0, 202-480-9; CAS 3296-90-0, 36483-57-5, 1522-92-5, 96-13-9). The substances are used in the manufacture of plastic products and chemicals;

1,4-dioxane (EC 204-661-8, CAS 123-91-1). The substance is used in laboratory chemicals, pH regulators, water treatment products and as a solvent for the manufacture of other chemicals;

glutaral (EC 203-856-5, CAS 111-30-8). The substance is used as a biocide, in leather tanning and in X-ray film processing. A call for evidence to support a potential restriction proposal will be launched in the coming weeks for this substance and will be announced separately at that time; and

orthoboric acid, sodium salt (EC 237-560-2, CAS 13840-56-7). The substance is not registered under REACH.

The deadline for comments is 23 April 2021.

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ECHA, 10 March 2021
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