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Classification & Labelling & PBT assessment

GHS

General Information

Name:
sodium caprolactamate
Implementation:
EU
Type of classification:
self-classification
Remarks:

Sodium caprolactamate hydrolyses under physiological conditions with the formation of epsilon-Caprolactam and sodium hydroxide.
Therefore, it is reasonable to classify "sodium caprolactamate" - although it is considered to be a substance under REACH - as if it would be a mixture of epsilon-Caprolactam and sodium hydroxide with the concentrations defined in section 1.2. of IUCLID.
Sodium caprolactamate is not classified into category 3 of STOT-SE for the following reason:
Obviously, as the substance is already classified as "Skin. Corr. 1A", inhalation of the substance will inevitably cause irritations of the respiratory tract.
For corrosive substances, the ECHA-guideline "Guidance on the Application of the CLP Criteria" (Version 3.0 - November 2012) recommends the following:
"[...]It is a reasonable assumption that corrosive substances may also cause respiratory tract
irritation when inhaled at exposure concentrations below those causing frank respiratory tract
corrosion. If there is evidence from animal studies or from human experience to support this
then Category 3 may be appropriate. In general, a classification for corrosivity is considered
to implicitly cover the potential to cause RTI and so the additional Category 3 is considered to
be superfluous, although it can be assigned at the discretion of the classifier. The Category 3
classification would occur only when more severe effects in the respiratory system are not
observed.[...]"

Related composition

Related composition:
Composition 3

Classificationopen allclose all

Explosives
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
Flammable gases and chemically unstable gases
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
Aerosols
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
Oxidising gases
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
Gases under pressure
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
Flammable liquids
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
Flammable solids
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
Self-reactive substances and mixtures
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
Pyrophoric liquids
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
Pyrophoric solids
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
Self-heating substances and mixtures
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
Substances and mixtures which in contact with water emit flammable gases
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
Oxidising liquids
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
Oxidising solids
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
Organic peroxides
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
Corrosive to metals
Hazard category:
Met. Corr. 1
Hazard statement:
H290: May be corrosive to metals.
Desensitized explosives
Reason for no classification:
data lacking
Acute toxicity - oral
Hazard category:
Acute Tox. 4
Hazard statement:
H302: Harmful if swallowed.
Acute toxicity - dermal
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
Acute toxicity - inhalation
Hazard category:
Acute Tox. 4
Hazard statement:
H332: Harmful if inhaled.
Skin corrosion / irritation
Hazard category:
Skin Corr. 1A
Hazard statement:
H314: Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Serious eye damage / eye irritation
Hazard category:
Eye Damage 1
Hazard statement:
H318: Causes serious eye damage.
Respiratory sensitisation
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
Skin sensitisation
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
Aspiration hazard
Reason for no classification:
data lacking
Reproductive toxicity
Reason for no classification:
data lacking
Effects on or via lactation
Reason for no classification:
data lacking
Germ cell mutagenicity
Reason for no classification:
data lacking
Carcinogenicity
Reason for no classification:
data lacking
1. Specific target organ toxicity - single
Reason for no classification:
data lacking
1. Specific target organ toxicity - repeated
Reason for no classification:
data lacking
Hazardous to the aquatic environment (acute / short-term)
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
Hazardous to the aquatic environment (long-term)
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
Hazardous to the ozone layer
Reason for no classification:
data lacking

Labelling

Signal word:
Danger

Hazard pictogram

GHS05: corrosion
GHS07: exclamation mark

Hazard statements

H314: Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
H290: May be corrosive to metals.
H302+H332: Harmful if swallowed or if inhaled.

Precautionary statements

P260: Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray.
P305+P351+P338: IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
P310: Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor/…
P303+P361+P353: IF ON SKIN (or hair): Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water [or shower].
P405: Store locked up.
P501: Dispose of contents/container to ...

Notes