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Ethylene carbonate

EC / List no.: 202-510-0

CAS no.: 96-49-1

Mol. formula: C4H6O6

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GHS08: Serious Health Hazard GHS07: Health hazard

Warning! According to the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations this substance is harmful if swallowed, causes serious eye irritation and may cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.

This substance is manufactured and/or imported in the European Economic Area in 1 000+ 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: coating products.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use as processing aid, outdoor use as processing aid, indoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. cooling liquids in refrigerators, oil-based electric heaters) and 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

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 complex articles, with no release intended: electrical batteries and accumulators.

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: plant protection products, washing & cleaning products and laboratory chemicals.
This substance is used in the following areas: agriculture, forestry and fishing.
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: coating products, laboratory chemicals, lubricants and greases, washing & cleaning products and electrolytes for batteries.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures and formulation in materials.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: coating products, laboratory chemicals and electrolytes for batteries.
This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
This substance is used for the manufacture of: machinery and vehicles and electrical, electronic and optical equipment.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in processing aids at industrial sites, in the production of articles, of substances in closed systems with minimal release, as processing aid, 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.

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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