Substance Information

Alcohols, C16-18 (even numbered), ethoxylated, < 2.5 EO

EC / List no.: 939-518-5

CAS no.: 68439-49-6

Mol. formula: (C2H4O)1-3(CH2)14,16(CH2)14,16C4H12O2

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GHS09: Hazardous to the Environment

According to the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations this substance is toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.

This substance is registered under the REACH Regulation and is manufactured in and / or imported to the European Economic Area, at ≥ 100 to < 1 000 tonnes per annum.

This substance is used by consumers, in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

This substance is used by consumers, in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

Consumer Uses

This substance is used in the following products: washing & cleaning products, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, lubricants and greases, air care products, plant protection products and polishes and waxes.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners) and outdoor use.

Article service life

Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. metal, wooden and plastic construction and building materials), indoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. flooring, furniture, toys, construction materials, curtains, foot-wear, leather products, paper and cardboard products, electronic equipment), outdoor use in long-life materials with high release rate (e.g. tyres, treated wooden products, treated textile and fabric, brake pads in trucks or cars, sanding of buildings (bridges, facades) or vehicles (ships)) and indoor use in long-life materials with high release rate (e.g. release from fabrics, textiles during washing, removal of indoor paints).
This substance can be found in complex articles, with no release intended: vehicles.
This substance can be found in products with material based on: plastic (e.g. food packaging and storage, toys, mobile phones).
This substance is intended to be released from scented: clothes.

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: washing & cleaning products and polishes and waxes.
This substance is used in the following areas: building & construction work and agriculture, forestry and fishing.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: machinery and vehicles.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners) and outdoor use.

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: polymers, washing & cleaning products, lubricants and greases, textile treatment products and dyes and metal working fluids.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures, formulation in materials and in the production of articles.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: washing & cleaning products, metal surface treatment products, textile treatment products and dyes, polymers, pH regulators and water treatment products, leather treatment products and lubricants and greases.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: machinery and vehicles, fabricated metal products, textile, leather or fur and food products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in processing aids at industrial sites and in the production of articles.

Manufacture

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

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