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NB: Registration status and tonnage

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Glutaral

EC / List no.: 203-856-5

CAS no.: 111-30-8

Mol. formula: C5H8O2

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

Danger! According to the harmonised classification and labelling (ATP09) approved by the European Union, this substance is fatal if inhaled, is toxic if swallowed, causes severe skin burns and eye damage, is very toxic to aquatic life, is toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects, may cause an allergic skin reaction, may cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled and may cause respiratory irritation.

Additionally, the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations identifies that this substance causes serious eye damage.

  • Ss

Skin sensitising

  • Sr

Respiratory sensitising

This substance is registered under the REACH Regulation and is manufactured in and / or imported to the European Economic Area, at ≥ 10 000 to < 100 000 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.

Biocidal Uses

This substance is approved for use as a biocide in the EEA and/or Switzerland, for: disinfection, veterinary hygiene, food and animals feeds, product preservation, preservation for liquid systems, controlling slimes.

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: cosmetics and personal care products.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use as processing aid.

Article service life

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) and outdoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. metal, wooden and plastic construction and building materials).
This substance can be found in products with material based on: leather (e.g. gloves, shoes, purses, furniture).

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: biocides (e.g. disinfectants, pest control products), leather treatment products and washing & cleaning products.
This substance is used in the following areas: health services and formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: textile, leather or fur.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in the production of articles.
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: leather treatment products, biocides (e.g. disinfectants, pest control products), pH regulators and water treatment products, pharmaceuticals, polymers, washing & cleaning products and oil and gas exploration or production products.
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: leather treatment products, pH regulators and water treatment products, pharmaceuticals, polymers and oil and gas exploration or production products.
This substance is used in the following areas: scientific research and development and agriculture, forestry and fishing.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: textile, leather or fur, chemicals, rubber products and plastic products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: as processing aid, in the production of articles, as processing aid, in processing aids at industrial sites and as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates).

Manufacture

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

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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