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Diethyl phthalate

EC / List no.: 201-550-6

CAS no.: 84-66-2

Mol. formula: C12H14O4

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According to the notifications provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations no hazards have been classified.
  • ED

Possibly Endocrine Disrupting

This substance is registered under the REACH Regulation and is manufactured in and / or imported to the European Economic Area, at ≥ 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: perfumes and fragrances, laboratory chemicals, washing & cleaning products, air care products, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and personal care products, polishes and waxes, polymers, coating products and fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay.
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

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: industrial abrasion processing with low release rate (e.g. cutting of textile, cutting, machining or grinding of metal) and formulation of mixtures.
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) and 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).
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: eraser, toys, paper products, CDs and clothes.

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: laboratory chemicals, washing & cleaning products, perfumes and fragrances, cosmetics and personal care products, pharmaceuticals, polymers, air care products, polishes and waxes, coating products and fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay.
This substance is used in the following areas: health services, formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging and scientific research and development.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: plastic products.
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: washing & cleaning products, cosmetics and personal care products, laboratory chemicals, polishes and waxes, pharmaceuticals, perfumes and fragrances, coating products, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay and air care products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures and formulation in materials.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: polymers, washing & cleaning products, cosmetics and personal care products, pharmaceuticals, air care products, coating products, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, polishes and waxes, laboratory chemicals and perfumes and fragrances.
This substance is used in the following areas: health services, formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging and mining.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: plastic products and chemicals.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in processing aids at industrial sites, as processing aid, in the production of articles, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates) and for thermoplastic manufacture.

Manufacture

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

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