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Substance Regulatory Obligations

OBL

N-hexane

EC number: 203-777-6

CAS number: 110-54-3

Last updated: 10/10/2020
ECHA Legislation Regulatory Obligations

Regulatory obligations may exist for this substance under the legislations under ECHA’s remit or for which ECHA has delegated tasks (i.e. REACH, CLP, BPR, PIC, CAD / CMD, WFD, and POPs). Please check the substance Infocard.

Ambient Air Quality Directive

Ambient Air Quality Directive, Annex X - Ozone Precursor Substances

The list contains ozone precursor substances, including nitrogen oxides (NO and NO2) and volatile organic compounds (VOC) that shall be measured to analyze any trend in ozone precursors, to check the efficiency of emission reduction strategies, to check the consistency of emission inventories and to help attribute emission sources to observed pollution concentrations.

Name CAS Group Notes
n-Hexane
110-54-3
VOC (Volatile organic compounds)
1 Volatile organic compounds recommended for measurement
CAD - Chemical Agents Directive

CAD - Chemical Agents Directive, Art. 2(b)(i) - Hazardous Agents

This list represents a calculated inventory of substances based on the list of harmonized substances contained in Table 3 of Annex VI to the CLP Regulation (1272/2008/EC). Note that this list is not exhaustive. While the harmonized list covers many hazardous substances, other ones not listed may also meet the classification criteria in accordance with the CLP.

Name CAS
n-hexane
110-54-3
Cosmetic Products Regulation

Cosmetic Products Regulation, Annex II - Prohibited Substances

This list contains substances which are banned from use in any cosmetic products marketed for sale or use in the European Union.

Ref No. Substance Identification Expressed As Product type, body parts Maximum Threshold Restriction(s) Notes  
Name EC Number CAS Molecular formula
999
Hexane
203-777-6
110-54-3
All cosmetic products
0 %
Details
EU Ecolabel Regulation

EU Ecolabels - Restrictions for Hazardous Substances/Mixtures

This database contains: (1) the list of hazardous substances harmonized for classification and labeling in EU (i.e. Table 3 of Annex VI to CLP Regulation); and (2) the Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHC). The EU Ecolabel may not be awarded to substances or mixtures classified as such. Note that this list is not exhaustive. While the harmonized list covers many hazardous substances, other ones not listed may also meet the classification criteria in accordance with the CLP.

Name CAS Restriction(s) Expressed As Table 3 of Annex VI to CLP EU REACH: List of SVHC Physical form Substance Description  
n-hexane
110-54-3
yes
Details
OELs - Occupational Exposure Limits - 2nd list

Occupational Exposure Limits - 2nd list - Indicative OELVs

The list is based on Council Directive 98/24/EC. Member States shall establish national occupational exposure limit values (OELVs) for the chemical agents listed in the Annex, taking into account the Community values but may determine its nature in accordance with national legislation and practice. The Directive establishes values for a reference period of eight-hours time weighted average and also for a short term period of 15 minutes for 33 chemical agents.

Name EC Number CAS Expressed As Long-term Exposure Limit (LTEL) Values Short-term Exposure Limit (STEL) Values Skin Designation  
mg/m3 ppm mg/m3 ppm
n-Hexane
203-777-6
110-54-3
72 mg/m3
20 ppm
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Protection of Pregnant and Breastfeeding Workers Directive

Protection of Pregnant and Breastfeeding Workers Directive, Annex I+II

This list contains substances to which pregnant workers and workers who have recently given birth or are breastfeeding may not be exposed. This is only a partial list; employers are obliged to prevent the exposure of these workers to any agents that may cause adverse health effect for either mother or child. This list is generated from hazardous substances listed in Directive 92/85/EEC and from table 3.2 of Annex VI of the CLP.

Name CAS CLP (1272/2008) CMRs ECCAR Directive 2004/37/EC EU_BA PREGW Notes  
n-hexane
110-54-3
Repr. 2
Details
Protection of Young People Directive

Physical, Biological and Chemical Agents & Processes and Work

This list contains biological and chemical agents, in accordance with Art. 7 and points 2 and 3 of the Annex to Directive 94/33/EC, to which young persons (under 18 years of age) may not be exposed at the workplace. The database represents a non-exhaustive list of such substances based on: 1) agents of risk groups 3 and 4 under Directive 2000/54/EC; 2) Table 3 of Annex VI to the CLP Regulation; 3) and Annex I of Directive 2004/37/EC.

Name CAS EC_YOUNG ECCAR Directive 2004/37/EC EU CLP (1272/2008) EU_BA Directive 2000/54/EC Notes  
n-hexane
110-54-3
Flam. Liq. 2; STOT RE 2
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Safety and/or Health Signs at Work Directive

Workplace Signs - minimum requirements & signs on containers and pipes

This directive requires employers to ensure proper signage is posted in areas where hazards cannot be avoided or reduced. The annexes to this directive provide detailed information about the minimum requirements for all safety and health signs. According to the annexes to the directive, storage areas and containers containing chemical substances or mixtures that are classified as hazardous according to the CLP Regulation (1272/2008/EC) must be marked and/or labeled.

Name EC Number CAS Index Sustance Description Danger Symbols Restriction Physical form  
n-hexane
203-777-6
110-54-3
601-037-00-0
Flame
Health hazard
Exclamation mark
Details
WFD - Waste Framework Directive

Waste Framework Directive, Annex III - Waste - Hazardous Properties

This database contains substances that have been assigned hazard property (HP) waste codes 1-15, as defined in terms of the hazard class & category, hazard (H) statement, and/or concentration limits provided in Annex III of the Waste Framework Directive (2008/98/EC). The classifications of the substances listed in the database are based on their harmonized classifications per Table 3 of Annex VI to the CLP Regulation (1272/2008/EC).

Name EC Number CAS EU CLP (1272/2008) HP Code Index
n-hexane
203-777-6
110-54-3
Flam. Liq. 2
Repr. 2
Asp. Tox. 1
STOT RE 2
Skin Irrit. 2
STOT SE 3
Aquatic Chronic 2
HP3 Flammable Waste (FW): (a)liq FW with flash pt <60°C or FW gas, diesel and light heating oils with flash pt >55°C and ≤75°C (b)pyrophoric liq/solid FW liable to ignite within 5 min after air contact (c)solid FW readily combustible or which may cause/contribute to fire by friction (d)gas FW which is F in air at 20°C and 101.3 kPa (e)water reactive FW which, in contact with water, emits F gases in dangerous quantities (f)other: aerosols, self-heating, organic peroxides and self-reactive FWs.
HP10 Toxic for reproduction: waste which has adverse effects on sexual function and fertility in adult males and females, as well as developmental toxicity in the offspring.
HP5 Specific Target Organ Toxicity (STOT)/Aspiration Toxicity: waste which can cause specific target organ toxicity either from a single or repeated exposure, or which cause acute toxic effects following aspiration.
HP4 Irritant — skin irritation and eye damage: waste which on application can cause skin irritation or damage to the eye.
HP14 Ecotoxic: waste which presents or may present immediate or delayed risks for one or more sectors of the environment.
601-037-00-0

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