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Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane

D4

EC / List no.: 209-136-7

CAS no.: 556-67-2

Mol. formula: C8H24O4Si4

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GHS08: Serious Health Hazard

Warning! According to the harmonised classification and labelling (CLP00) approved by the European Union, this substance is suspected of damaging fertility and may cause long lasting harmful effects to aquatic life.

GHS02: Flammable

Additionally, the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations identifies that this substance is a flammable liquid and vapour and is suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child.

  • R

Possibly Toxic to Reproduction

  • PBT

Persistent, Bioaccumulative and Toxic

This substance is manufactured and/or imported in the European Economic Area in 10 000 - 100 000 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: cosmetics and personal care products, washing & cleaning products 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) and outdoor 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).
This substance can be found in products with material based on: paper (e.g. tissues, feminine hygiene products, nappies, books, magazines, wallpaper).

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: cosmetics and personal care products, washing & cleaning products, laboratory chemicals and polishes and waxes.
This substance is used in the following areas: formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging, scientific research and development and printing and recorded media reproduction.
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 as processing aid.

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: leather treatment products, lubricants and greases, textile treatment products and dyes, cosmetics and personal care products, polishes and waxes and washing & cleaning products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures, in processing aids at industrial sites and as processing aid.
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 as processing aid.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: laboratory chemicals, non-metal-surface treatment products and semiconductors.
This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
This substance is used in the following areas: scientific research and development and formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals, plastic products, rubber products and mineral products (e.g. plasters, cement).
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), for thermoplastic manufacture 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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