Australia Consults on Removing A Wrongly Listed Chemical from AIIC


On April 8, 2022, the Australian Government issued a notice1 to publicly solicit comments on removing a chemical (CAS No. 1428963-39-6) from the Australian Inventory of Industrial Chemicals (AIIC). The consultation will end on June 3, 2022.

According to the Draft Evaluation Statement – EVA000892, this chemical was wrongly listed on AIIC because of the misidentification of the chemical structure, of which the word “hydrolyzed” in the name is just a side reaction and should not be included in the polymer name. Instead, the chemical with CAS No. 1431957-88-8 is the one that should have been listed on AIIC.

Below are the details of the two chemicals to facilitate your understanding.

Table 1 – Chemical proposed to be removed from AIIC


Chemical Name


2,5-Furandione,telomer with ethenylbenzene and (1- methylethyl)benzene,  hydrolyzed, 3- (dimethylamino)propyl imide, imide with polyethylene-polypropylene glycol2- aminopropyl Me ether, 2-[(C10-16- alkyloxy)methyl]oxirane-quaternized,benzoates (salts)

Table 2 – Chemical proposed to be added to AIIC


Chemical Name


2,5-Furandione,telomer with ethenylbenzene and (1- methylethyl)benzene, 3-(dimethylamino)propyl imide, imide with polyethylene-polypropylene glycol 2-aminopropyl Me ether, 2-[(C10-16- alkyloxy)methyl]oxirane-quaternized,benzoates (salts)

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Chemlinked, 18-04-22