Substance Information

Acrylonitrile

EC / List no.: 203-466-5

CAS no.: 107-13-1

Mol. formula: C3H3N

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GHS02: Flammable GHS05: Corrosive GHS08: Serious Health Hazard GHS06: Acute Toxicity GHS09: Hazardous to the Environment

Danger! According to the harmonised classification and labelling (CLP00) approved by the European Union, this substance is toxic if swallowed, is toxic in contact with skin, is toxic if inhaled, may cause cancer, is toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects, is a highly flammable liquid and vapour, causes serious eye damage, causes skin irritation, may cause an allergic skin reaction and may cause respiratory irritation.

Additionally, the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations identifies that this substance is suspected of causing cancer and is suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child.

  • C

Carcinogenic

  • Ss

Skin sensitising

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 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: polymers.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: for thermoplastic manufacture.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: 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).

Article service life

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: for thermoplastic manufacture.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: 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 complex articles, with no release intended: vehicles, electrical batteries and accumulators and machinery, mechanical appliances and electrical/electronic products (e.g. computers, cameras, lamps, refrigerators, washing machines).
This substance can be found in products with material based on: fabrics, textiles and apparel (e.g. clothing, mattress, curtains or carpets, textile toys), plastic (e.g. food packaging and storage, toys, mobile phones) and rubber (e.g. tyres, shoes, toys).

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: laboratory chemicals, extraction agents, photo-chemicals and polymers.
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, building & construction work, health services and scientific research and development.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals, rubber products, plastic products and textile, leather or fur.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates), of substances in closed systems with minimal release, formulation of mixtures and in processing aids at industrial sites.
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

This substance is used in the following products: textile treatment products and dyes.
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: polymers.
This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
This substance is used for the manufacture of: plastic products, rubber products, chemicals and textile, leather or fur.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: for thermoplastic manufacture, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates) and as processing aid.

Manufacture

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

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