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Alcohols, C16-18 and C18-unsatd., ethoxylated

1 - 2.5 moles ethoxylated

EC / List no.: 500-236-9

CAS no.: 68920-66-1

Mol. formula: (C2H4O)1-3(C2H4O)1-3(CH2)15,17C19H40O2

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Warning! According to the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations this substance is toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects and causes skin irritation.

This substance has not been registered under the REACH Regulation, therefore as yet ECHA has not received any data about this substance from registration dossiers.

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: washing & cleaning products, plant protection products, lubricants and greases, air care products, polishes and waxes and fertilisers.
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.

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), outdoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. metal, wooden and plastic construction and building materials), outdoor use in long-life materials with high release rate (e.g. tyres, treated wooden products, treated textile and fabric, brake pads in trucks or cars, sanding of buildings (bridges, facades) or vehicles (ships)) and indoor use in long-life materials with high release rate (e.g. release from fabrics, textiles during washing, removal of indoor paints).
This substance can be found in complex articles, with no release intended: vehicles.
This substance is intended to be released from scented: clothes.

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: washing & cleaning products and polishes and waxes.
This substance is used in the following areas: agriculture, forestry and fishing.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: machinery and vehicles and fabricated metal products.
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: washing & cleaning products, lubricants and greases, metal working fluids, textile treatment products and dyes and fertilisers.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures and as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates).

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: washing & cleaning products, metal surface treatment products, lubricants and greases and textile treatment products and dyes.
This substance is used in the following areas: formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: machinery and vehicles, fabricated metal products, textile, leather or fur and plastic products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in processing aids at industrial sites.

Manufacture

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance and as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates).

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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