Substance Information

Alcohols, C12-15, ethoxylated

1 - 2.5 moles ethoxylated

EC / List no.: 500-195-7

CAS no.: 68131-39-5

Mol. formula: (C2H4O)1-3(CH2)10-13C2H6O

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

This substance is manufactured and/or imported in the European Economic Area in 100+ tonnes per year.

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

This substance is used by consumers, 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, lubricants and greases, air care products, polishes and waxes and biocides (e.g. disinfectants, pest control products).
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use as processing aid, outdoor use as processing aid, indoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. cooling liquids in refrigerators, oil-based electric heaters) and outdoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. hydraulic liquids in automotive suspension, lubricants in motor oil and break fluids).

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: lubricants and greases, hydraulic fluids, laboratory chemicals, metal working fluids, polishes and waxes and washing & cleaning products.
ECHA has no public registered data on the types of manufacture using this substance. Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use as processing aid, outdoor use as processing aid, indoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. cooling liquids in refrigerators, oil-based electric heaters) and outdoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. hydraulic liquids in automotive suspension, lubricants in motor oil and break fluids).

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: hydraulic fluids and lubricants and greases.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures and as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates).

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: metal working fluids, lubricants and greases, metal surface treatment products, hydraulic fluids, laboratory chemicals and washing & cleaning products.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: machinery and vehicles.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in processing aids at industrial sites, in the production of articles, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates) and of substances in closed systems with minimal release.

Manufacture

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

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