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2,4,6-trinitrotoluene

EC / List no.: 204-289-6

CAS no.: 118-96-7

Mol. formula: C7H5N3O6

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GHS01: Explosive GHS08: Serious Health Hazard GHS06: Acute Toxicity GHS09: Hazardous to the Environment

Danger! According to the harmonised classification and labelling (CLP00) approved by the European Union, this substance is explosive (mass explosion hazard), is toxic if swallowed, is toxic in contact with skin, is toxic if inhaled, is toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects and may cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.

Additionally, the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations identifies that this substance may cause cancer and is suspected of causing genetic defects.

At least one company has indicated that the substance classification is affected by impurities or additives.

  • C*

A majority of data submitters agree this substance is Carcinogenic

This substance is manufactured and/or imported in the European Economic Area in 1 000 - 10 000 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

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

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use as processing aid, 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)), outdoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. metal, wooden and plastic construction and building materials) and indoor use as processing aid.
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: explosives.
This substance is used in the following areas: mining, building & construction work and formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: fabricated metal products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use and indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners).

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: explosives.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures, formulation in materials and manufacturing of the substance.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use as processing aid.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: explosives.
This substance is used in the following areas: mining, formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging and building & construction work.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: fabricated metal products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in processing aids at industrial sites, formulation of mixtures and in the production of articles.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use as processing aid.

Manufacture

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

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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