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Description of key information

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Skin sensitisation

Endpoint conclusion
Endpoint conclusion:
no adverse effect observed (not sensitising)
Additional information:

No sensitisation data are available for dihexyl ether. A skin sensitisation test with the structurally-related substance dioctyl ether show no sensitising effects:

A test according to the Magnusson and Kligman method was performed with the test article to investigate the sensitizing potential with female guinea pigs, strain Pirbright White. The test substance was applied as a 2% dilution in paraffin perliquid for the intracutaneous and as a 10% dilution for the epicutaneous induction. Concentration for the challenge was 5%. 24 hours after the removal of the challenge patches the test substance solution did not cause any dermal reactions, which could be attributed to allergic reactions.The substance is therefore not considered to be a sensitizer.

Based on the structural similaity no sensitising potential is expected for dihexly ether


Migrated from Short description of key information:
skin sensitisation (guinea pig, GPMT): not sensitising

Justification for classification or non-classification

Based on results of the key study the substance does not need to be classified according to GHS (Regulation (EU) 1272/2008) and also does not need to be classified according to DPD (67/548/EEC).