Substance Information

Tar, coal, high-temp.

The condensation product obtained by cooling, to approximately ambient temperature, the gas evolved in the high temperature (greater than 700°C (1292°F)) destructive distillation of coal. A black viscous liquid denser than water. Composed primarily of a complex mixture of condensed ring aromatic hydrocarbons. May contain minor amounts of phenolic compounds and aromatic nitrogen bases.

EC / List no.: 266-024-0

CAS no.: 65996-89-6

Mol. formula: C10H8

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GHS08: Serious Health Hazard

Danger! According to the harmonised classification and labelling (CLP00) approved by the European Union, this substance may cause cancer.

GHS02: Flammable GHS07: Health hazard GHS09: Hazardous to the Environment

Additionally, the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations identifies that this substance may cause genetic defects, may damage fertility or the unborn child, is toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects, causes serious eye irritation, is a flammable liquid and vapour and may cause an allergic skin reaction.

  • C

Carcinogenic

  • M

A majority of data submitters agree this substance is Mutagenic

  • R

A majority of data submitters agree this substance is Toxic to Reproduction

  • Ss

A majority of data submitters agree this substance is Skin sensitising

This substance is registered under the REACH Regulation and is manufactured in and / or imported to the European Economic Area, for intermediate use only.

This substance is used in articles, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

This substance is used in articles, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

Consumer Uses

ECHA has no public registered data indicating whether or in which chemical products the substance might be used. ECHA has no public registered data on the routes by which this substance is most likely to be released to the environment.

Article service life

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates).
ECHA has no public registered data indicating whether or into which articles the substance might have been processed.

Widespread uses by professional workers

ECHA has no public registered data indicating whether or in which chemical products the substance might be used. ECHA has no public registered data on the types of manufacture using this substance. ECHA has no public registered data on the routes by which this substance is most likely to be released to the environment.

Formulation or re-packing

ECHA has no public registered data indicating whether or in which chemical products the substance might be used. ECHA has no public registered data on the routes by which this substance is most likely to be released to the environment.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: laboratory chemicals.
This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals and metals.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates).

Manufacture

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance.

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