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EC / List no.: 202-849-4
CAS no.: 100-41-4
Mol. formula: C8H10
Danger! According to the harmonised classification and labelling (ATP06) approved by the European Union, this substance may be fatal if swallowed and enters airways, is a highly flammable liquid and vapour, is harmful if inhaled and may cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.
Additionally, the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations identifies that this substance may cause genetic defects, may cause cancer, is harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects and is harmful if swallowed.
At least one company has indicated that the substance classification is affected by impurities or additives.
This substance is manufactured and/or imported in the European Economic Area in 1 000 000 - 10 000 000 tonnes per year.
This substance is used in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.
ECHA has no public registered data indicating whether or in which chemical products the substance might be used. ECHA has no public registered data on the routes by which this substance is most likely to be released to the environment.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in processing aids at industrial sites, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates) and manufacturing of the substance. ECHA has no public registered data indicating whether or into which articles the substance might have been processed.
This substance is used in the following products: coating products. This substance is used in the following areas: building & construction work. This substance is used for the manufacture of: plastic products, mineral products (e.g. plasters, cement) and furniture. Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use and outdoor use resulting in inclusion into or onto a materials (e.g. binding agent in paints and coatings or adhesives).
This substance is used in the following products: polymers, coating products, fuels and inks and toners. Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures and formulation in materials.
This substance is used in the following products: coating products, polymers and inks and toners. This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates). 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: in processing aids at industrial sites and as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates).
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance.
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