Substance Information

resorcinol; 1,3-benzenediol

EC / List no.: 203-585-2

CAS no.: 108-46-3

Mol. formula: C6H6O2

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GHS07: Health hazard GHS09: Hazardous to the Environment

Warning! According to the harmonised classification and labelling (CLP00) approved by the European Union, this substance is very toxic to aquatic life, is harmful if swallowed, causes serious eye irritation and causes skin irritation.

  • Ss

A majority of data submitters agree this substance is Skin sensitising

  • ED

Possibly Endocrine Disrupting

This substance is manufactured and/or imported in the European Economic Area in 1 000 - 10 000 tonnes per year.

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

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

Consumer Uses

This substance is used in the following products: cosmetics and personal care products.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use as processing aid.

Article service life

ECHA has no public registered data on the routes by which this substance is most likely to be released to the environment. ECHA has no public registered data indicating whether or into which articles the substance might have been processed.

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: pH regulators and water treatment products, laboratory chemicals and cosmetics and personal care products.
This substance is used in the following areas: health services and scientific research and development.
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).

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: cosmetics and personal care products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures, formulation in materials, as processing aid and in the production of articles.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: laboratory chemicals, adhesives and sealants, pH regulators and water treatment products, pharmaceuticals and polymers.
This substance is used in the following areas: formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals, rubber products, plastic products, fabricated metal products and machinery and vehicles.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: as processing aid, in the production of articles, for thermoplastic manufacture, formulation of mixtures, formulation in materials and as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates).

Manufacture

ECHA has no public registered data on the routes by which this substance is most likely to be released to the environment.

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