Substance Information

Shale oils

The complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by the thermal decomposition (at 399°C (750°F) or higher) of kerogen. It consists of hydrocarbons and heterocyclic compounds containing nitrogen, sulfur or oxygen.

EC / List no.: 269-646-0

CAS no.: 68308-34-9

Mol. formula: C58H94O2

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

Danger! According to the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations this substance may be fatal if swallowed and enters airways, is toxic if swallowed, is toxic in contact with skin, causes severe skin burns and eye damage, may cause genetic defects, may cause cancer, may damage fertility or the unborn child, is very toxic to aquatic life, is very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects, causes serious eye damage, is harmful if inhaled, may cause an allergic skin reaction and may cause respiratory irritation.

  • C

A majority of data submitters agree this substance is Carcinogenic

  • M

A majority of data submitters agree this substance is Mutagenic

  • R

A majority of data submitters agree this substance is Toxic to Reproduction

  • Ss

A majority of data submitters agree this substance is Skin sensitising

This substance is registered under the REACH Regulation and is manufactured in and / or imported to the European Economic Area, at ≥ 100 000 to < 1 000 000 tonnes per annum.

This substance is used by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

This substance is used by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

Consumer Uses

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.

Article service life

ECHA has no public registered data on the routes by which this substance is most likely to be released to the environment. 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: fuels.
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: outdoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. hydraulic liquids in automotive suspension, lubricants in motor oil and break fluids) and indoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. cooling liquids in refrigerators, oil-based electric heaters).

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: fuels.
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: fuels.
This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals.
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) and of substances in closed systems with minimal release.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. hydraulic liquids in automotive suspension, lubricants in motor oil and break fluids).

Manufacture

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

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