Six proposals to identify new substances of very high concern (SVHCs)

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) have listed 6 new proposals to identify new substances of very high concern. The substances and examples of their uses are:

  • Undecafluorohexanoic acid (PFHxA) (EC 206-196-6; CAS 307-24-4) and its ammonium salt (APFHx) (EC 244-479-6; CAS 21615-47-4). No direct uses of PFHxA as such are known. PFHxA precursors can be used as surfactants or as monomers for the production of side-chain fluorinated polymers. Ammonium undecafluorohexanoate (APFHx), the ammonium salt of PFHxA is used in industrial settings mainly in connection with the manufacture and processing of polymers.
  • 2,2-bis(4′-hydroxyphenyl)-4-methylpentane (EC 401-720-1; CAS 6807-17-6). There are no active registrations under REACH.
  • Fluoranthene (EC 205-912-4; CAS 206-44-0). Not registered under REACH. Normally not produced intentionally but rather occurs as a constituent or impurity in other substances.
  • Benzo[k]fluoranthene (EC 205-916-6; CAS 207-08-9). Not registered under REACH. Normally not produced intentionally but rather occurs as a constituent or impurity in other substances.
  • Pyrene (EC 204-927-3; CAS 129-00-0). Used as a transported Intermediate for the manufacture of fine chemicals.
  • Phenanthrene (EC 201-581-5; CAS 85-01-8). Not registered under REACH. Normally not produced intentionally but rather occurs as a constituent or impurity in other substances.

The deadline for comments is 19 October 2018. Further information is available at: Submit your comments

ECHA News, 5 September 2018 ; http://echa.europa.eu