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Creosote

The distillate of coal tar produced by the high temperature carbonization of bituminous coal. It consists primarily of aromatic hydrocarbons, tar acids and tar bases.

EC / List no.: 232-287-5

CAS no.: 8001-58-9

Mol. formula:

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GHS08: Serious Health Hazard

Danger! According to the harmonised classification and labelling (CLP00) approved by the European Union, this substance may cause cancer.

  • C

Carcinogenic

  • R

A majority of data submitters agree this substance is Toxic to Reproduction

  • Ss

A majority of data submitters agree this substance is Skin sensitising

Biocidal Uses

This substance is approved for use as a biocide in the EEA and/or Switzerland, for: wood preservation.

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