Substance Information

Tetradecane

EC / List no.: 211-096-0

CAS no.: 629-59-4

Mol. formula: C14H30

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Danger! According to the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations this substance may be fatal if swallowed and enters airways.

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.

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: lubricants and greases, adhesives and sealants, finger paints, anti-freeze products, coating products, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay and polishes and waxes.
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), outdoor use, 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

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).
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: adhesives and sealants, coating products, metal surface treatment products, heat transfer fluids, hydraulic fluids, laboratory chemicals, metal working fluids, washing & cleaning products and lubricants and greases.
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 (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners), outdoor use, 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: adhesives and sealants, coating products, metal surface treatment products, heat transfer fluids, hydraulic fluids, laboratory chemicals, lubricants and greases, metal working fluids, pharmaceuticals, washing & cleaning products and cosmetics and personal care products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures, in processing aids at industrial sites, manufacturing of the substance, formulation in materials, as processing aid, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates), as processing aid, for thermoplastic manufacture, of substances in closed systems with minimal release and in the production of articles.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: adhesives and sealants, coating products, metal surface treatment products, heat transfer fluids, hydraulic fluids, laboratory chemicals, lubricants and greases, metal working fluids and washing & cleaning products.
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, of substances in closed systems with minimal release, manufacturing of the substance, as processing aid and formulation of mixtures.

Manufacture

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance, in processing aids at industrial sites, as processing aid, formulation of mixtures, formulation in materials, in the production of articles, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates), as processing aid, for thermoplastic manufacture and of substances in closed systems with minimal release.

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