Substance Information

Mesitylene

EC / List no.: 203-604-4

CAS no.: 108-67-8

Mol. formula: C9H12

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GHS02: Flammable 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 toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects, is a flammable liquid and vapour and may cause respiratory irritation.

Additionally, the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations identifies that this substance may be fatal if swallowed and enters airways, causes serious eye irritation and causes skin irritation.

This substance is manufactured and/or imported in the European Economic Area in 10 - 100 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: adhesives and sealants, anti-freeze products, non-metal-surface treatment products, inks and toners, leather treatment products, lubricants and greases, polishes and waxes, biocides (e.g. disinfectants, pest control products), coating products, textile treatment products and dyes and washing & cleaning products.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use as processing aid and outdoor 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 and laboratory chemicals.
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) and outdoor use as processing aid.

Formulation or re-packing

ECHA has no public registered data indicating whether or in which chemical products the substance might be used. Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: pH regulators and water treatment products, laboratory chemicals and semiconductors.
This substance is used in the following areas: formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: of substances in closed systems with minimal release, in processing aids at industrial sites, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates) and manufacturing of the substance.

Manufacture

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

The InfoCard summarises the non-confidential data on substances as held in the databases of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), including data provided by third parties. The InfoCard is automatically generated. Information requirements under different legislative frameworks may therefore not be up–to–date or complete. Substance manufacturers and importers are responsible for consulting official publications. This InfoCard is covered by the ECHA Legal Disclaimer.

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