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Tar, coal

The by-product from the destructive distillation of coal. Almost black semisolid. A complex combination of aromatic hydrocarbons, phenolic compounds, nitrogen bases and thiophene.

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EC (European Community) Number

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If the substance was not covered by the EC Inventory, ECHA attributes a list number in the same format, starting with the numbers 6, 7, 8 or 9.

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CAS (Chemical Abstract Service) registry number

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Molecular formula

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Molecular structure

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EC / List no.: 232-361-7

CAS no.: 8007-45-2

Mol. formula:

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The purpose of the information provided under this section is to highlight the substance hazardousness in a readable format. It does not represent a new labelling, classification or hazard statement, neither reflect other factors that affect the susceptibility of the effects described, such as duration of exposure or substance concentration (e.g. in case of consumer and professional uses). Other relevant information includes the following:

  • Substances may have impurities and additives that lead to different classifications. If at least one company has indicated that the substance classification is affected by impurities or additives, this will be indicated by an informative sentence. However, substance notifications in the InfoCard are aggregated independently of the impurities and additives.
  • Hazard statements were adapted to improve readability and may not correspond textually to the hazard statements codes description in the European Union Specific Hazard Statements (EUH) or the UN Global Harmonised System (GHS).

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Harmonised classification and labelling (CLH)

Harmonised classification and labelling is a legally binding classification and labelling for a substance, agreed at European Community level. Harmonisation is based on the substance’s physical, toxicological and eco-toxicological hazard assessment.

The ‘Hazard classification’ and labelling section uses the signal word, pictogram(s) and hazard statements of the substance under the harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) as its primary source of information.

If the substance is covered by more than one CLH entry (e.g. disodium tetraborate EC no. 215–540–4, is covered by three harmonisations: 005–011–00–4; 005–011–01–1 and 005–011–02–9), CLH information cannot be displayed in the InfoCard as the difference between the CLH classifications requires manual interpretation or verification. If a substance is classified under multiple CLH entries, a link to the C&L Inventory is provided to allow users to view CLH information associated with the substance and no text is automatically generated for the InfoCard.

It is possible that a harmonisation is introduced through an amendment to the CLP Regulation. In that case, the ATP (Adaptation to Technical Progress) number is displayed.

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Classification and labelling under REACH

If available, additional information on classification and labelling (C&L) is derived from REACH registration dossiers submitted by industry. This information has not been reviewed or verified by ECHA, and may change without prior notice. REACH registration dossiers have greater data requirements (such as supporting studies) than do notifications under CLP.

Notifications under the Classification Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation

If no EU harmonised classification and labelling exists and the substance was not registered under REACH, information derived from classification and labelling (C&L) notifications to ECHA under CLP Regulation is displayed under this section. These notifications can be provided by manufacturers, importers and downstream users. ECHA maintains the C&L Inventory, but does not review or verify the accuracy of the information.

Note that for readability purposes, only the pictograms, signal words and hazard statements referred in more than 5% of the notifications under CLP are displayed.

GHS08: Serious Health Hazard

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

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The ‘Properties of concern’ section shows ECHA-assigned graphical indicators for certain substance properties that are regarded as being of relevance or importance to human health and/or the environment based on the information provided to the Agency.

Properties of concern are calculated at four "levels" of certainty:

  • "Recognised" - meaning that the concern is indicated in an official source; either a Harmonised C&L (CLP Regulation Annex VI) or in the Candidate list of substances of very high concern for authorisation (REACH). Recognised concerns are illustrated with a dark red icon.
  • "Potential" - again comes from official sources only. For (C), (M), and (R) it means that the concern is suspected in a Harmonised C&L (CLP Regulation Annex VI), as Carc. 2, Muta. 2, or Repr. 2. For (PBT) and (ED) Potential means that the concern is under assessment in the PBT or ED assessment list, and the outcome is not "Not PBT" or "Not ED". There are no potential (Ss) or (Sr)s. Potential concerns are illustrated with a light red icon.
  • "Broad agreement" - comes from data submitted by industry to ECHA, and indicates that the data submitted is aligned, with >= 50% of the data submitters providing the same concern. Broad agreement concerns are illustratated with a solid outlined circle icon.
  • "Minority position" - comes from data submitted by industry to ECHA, and indicates that the data submitted is not aligned. > 5% and < 50% of the data submitters have provided the concerns indicated at this "level". Minority position concerns are illustrated with a greyed out circle icon.

The following properties of concern are calculated:

  • Carcinogenic (C) – Recognised carcinogen: comes from a harmonised C&L classifying the substance as Carc. 1A or 1B and/or an entry in the Candidate list. Potential carcinogen: comes from a harmonised C&L classifying the substance as a suspected carcinogen Carc.2. Broad agreement: comes from industry data where a majority of data submitters agree the substance is carcinogenic. Minority position: comes from industry data where a minority of data submitters indicate the substance is carcinogenic. More information about carcinogenicity here.
  • Mutagenic (M) – Recognised mutagen: comes from a harmonised C&L classifying the substance as Muta. 1A or 1B and/or an entry in the Candidate list. Potential mutagen: comes from a harmonised C&L classifying the substance as a suspected mutagen Muta. 2. Broad agreement: comes from industry data where a majority of data submitters agree the substance is mutagenic. Minority position: comes from industry data where a minority of data submitters indicate the substance is mutagenic. More information about mutagenicity here.
  • Toxic to Reproduction (R) – Recognised as toxic to reproduction: comes from a harmonised C&L classifying the substance as Carc. 1A or 1B and/or an entry in the Candidate list. Potentially toxic to reproduction: comes from a harmonised C&L classifying the substance as suspected toxic to reproduction Repr. 2. Broad agreement: comes from industry data where a majority of data submitters agree the substance is toxic to reproduction. Minority position: comes from industry data where a minority of data submitters indicate the substance is toxic to reproduction. More information about reproductive toxicity here.
  • Skin sensitising (Ss) – Recognised skin sensitiser: comes from a harmonised C&L classifying the substance as Skin Sens. 1, 1A, or 1B. Broad agreement: comes from industry data where a majority of data submitters agree the substance is a skin sensitiser. Minority position: comes from industry data where a minority of data submitters indicate the substance is skin sensitising. More information about skin sensitiser here.
  • Respiratory sensitising (Sr) – Recognised respiratory sensitiser: comes from a harmonised C&L classifying the substance as Resp. Sens. 1, 1A, or 1B and/or an entry in the Candidate list. Broad agreement: comes from industry data where a majority of data submitters agree the substance is a respiratory sensitiser. Minority position: comes from industry data where a minority of data submitters indicate the substance is a respiratory sensitiser. More information about respiratory sensitiser here.
  • PBT – Recognised Persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT): comes from an entry in the Candidate list. Potential PBT: is shown for substances under assessment, and comes from an entry in the PBT assessment list, if the outcome is not final and “Not PBT”. Broad agreement: comes from industry data where a majority of data submitters agree the substance is PBT. Minority position: comes from industry data where a minority of data submitters indicate the substance is PBT. More information about persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic substances here.
  • ED – Recognised Endocrine Disruptor (ED): comes from an entry in the Candidate list. Potential ED: is shown for substances under assessment, and comes from an entry in the ED assessment list, if the outcome is not final and “Not ED”. At this time there is no explicit possibility for industry to indicate their opinion on ED status for substances. If and when this possibility exists it is proposed that industry data also be included in the ED property of concern calculation. More information about endocrine disrupting substances here.

The substance properties displayed in this section are derived from Harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) data, entries in the Candidate list of substances of very high concern for authorisation, the PBT assessment list, the ED assessment list, REACH registered dossier data and from notifications made under CLP. A prioritisation hierarchy means that data is taken from harmonised C&L data and regulatory lists first, then REACH registrations and finally from CLP notifications.

Impurities or additives: When a specific critical property is calculated from industry data and where the majority of data submitters have indicated that the property relates to cases containing impurities and/or additives, then the respective critical property icon is modified with an asterisk (*).

  • C

Carcinogenic

  • Ss

Some data submitters indicate they consider this substance as Skin sensitising

about INFOCARD - Last updated: 06/07/2019 InfoCard

The InfoCard summarises the non-confidential data of a substance held in the databases of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). InfoCards are generated automatically based on the data available at the time of generation.

The quality and correctness of the information submitted to ECHA remains the responsibility of the data submitter. The type of uses and classifications may vary between different submissions to ECHA and for a full understanding it is recommended to consult the source data. Information on applicable regulatory frameworks is also automatically generated and may not be complete or up to date. It is the responsibility of the substance manufacturers and importers to consult official publications, e.g. the electronic edition of the Official Journal of the European Union.

InfoCards are updated when new information is available. The date of the last update corresponds to the publication date of the InfoCard and not necessarily to the date in which the update occurred in the source data.

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Regulatory context

Here you can find all of the regulations and regulatory lists in which this substance appears, according to the data available to ECHA. This substance has been found in the following regulatory activities (directly, or inheriting the regulatory context of a parent substance):

REACH - Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals Regulation
CLP - Classification, Labelling and Packaging
  • A list of substances for which classification and labelling data have been notified to ECHA by manufacturers or importers.
PIC - Prior Informed Consent Regulation
Previous Legislations
  • Substances listed in the EINECS, ELINCS, or NLP inventories.
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Substance names and other identifiers

Regulatory process names
[The by-product from the destructive distillation of coal. Almost black semisolid. A complex combination of aromatic hydro-carbons, phenolic compounds, nitrogen bases and thiophene.]
The by-product from the destructive distillation of coal. Almost black semisolid. A complex combination of aromatic hydrocarbons, phenolic compounds, nitrogen bases and thiophene.
C&L Inventory
Coal tar
The by-product from the destructive distillation of coal. Almost black semisolid. A complex combination of aromatic hydrocarbons, phenolic compounds, nitrogen bases and thiophene.
C&L Inventory
Tar, coal
EC Inventory, C&L Inventory, Pre-Registration process
Translated names
(Kivisöe utmise vahesaadus. Peaaegu musta värvi pooltahke aine. Aromaatsete süsivesinike, fenooliühendite, lämmastikaluste ja tiofeeni keeruline segu.) (et)
C&L Inventory
(Nusproizvod destruktivne destilacije ugljena. Gotovo crna polukruta tvar. Složeni sastav aromatskih ugljikovodika, fenolnih spojeva, dušičnih baza i tiofena.) (hr)
C&L Inventory
[A kőszén krakkoló desztillációjának mellékterméke. Fekete félszilárd termék. Főleg aromás szénhidrogéneket, fenolos vegyületeket, nitrogén bázisokat és tiofént tartalmaz.] (hu)
C&L Inventory
[akmens anglių sausosios distiliacijos pašalinis produktas. Beveik juodas, pusiau kietas, sudėtingas aromatinių angliavandenilių, fenolio junginių, azoto bazių ir tiofeno mišinys]. (lt)
C&L Inventory
[Akmeņogļu sausās pārtvaices blakusprodukts. Gandrīz melna, pusbieza masa. Komplekss aromātisku ogļūdeņražu, fenola rindas savienojumu, slāpekļa bāzu un tiofēna savienojums.] (lv)
C&L Inventory
[Biprodukt fra nedbrytningsdestillasjon av kull. Nesten sort, halvfast stoff. Kompleks blanding av aromatiske hydrokarboner, fenolforbindelser, nitrogenbaser og tiofen.] (no)
C&L Inventory
[Nebenprodukt bei der Entgasung von Kohle. Fast schwarzer Semifeststoff. Komplexe Kombination von aromatischen Kohlenwasserstoffen, phenolhaltigen Bestandteilen, Stickstoffbasen und Thiophen.] (de)
C&L Inventory
[Produkt uboczny destrukcyjnej destylacji węgla. Prawie czarne ciało półstałe. Złożona mieszanina węglowodorów aromatycznych, związków fenolowych, zasad azotowych i tiofenu]. (pl)
C&L Inventory
[Produs din distilarea distructivă a cărbunelui. Semisolid de culoare închisă. O combinaţie complexă de hidrocarburi aromatice, compuşi fenolici, baze azotate şi tiofen.] (ro)
C&L Inventory
[Vedlejší produkt rozkladné destilace uhlí. Téměř černá polotuhá hmota. Složitá směs aromatických uhlovodíků, fenolických sloučenin, dusíkatách bází a thiofenu.] (cs)
C&L Inventory
[Vedľajší produkt z odplyňovania uhlia (deštrukčnej destilácie). Takmer čierna polotuhá látka. Komplexná zmes aromatických uhľovodíkov, fenolových zlúčenín, dusíkových zásad a tiofénu.] (sk)
C&L Inventory
[Страничен продукт от деструктивна дестилация на каменни въглища. Черно полутвърдо вещество, комплексна комбинация от ароматни въглеводороди, фенолни съединения, азотни съединения и тиофен.] (bg)
C&L Inventory
akmens anglių degutas (lt)
C&L Inventory
akmeņogļu darva (lv)
C&L Inventory
Alcatrão de hulha (pt)
C&L Inventory
alcatrão, carvão (pt)
C&L Inventory
Alquitrán (es)
C&L Inventory
alquitrán, hulla (es)
C&L Inventory
Biproduktet fra tørdestillation af kul. Næsten sort halvfast stof. En sammensat blanding af aromatiske carbonhydrider, phenolforbindelser, nitrogenbaser og thiophen. (da)
C&L Inventory
Catrame di carbone (it)
C&L Inventory
darva, akmeņogļu (lv)
C&L Inventory
degutas, akmens anglių (lt)
C&L Inventory
Dehet, černouhelný (cs)
C&L Inventory
Goudron de houille (fr)
C&L Inventory
goudron de houille (charbon) (fr)
C&L Inventory
Gudron de cărbune (ro)
C&L Inventory
Gudron, cărbune (ro)
C&L Inventory
Het bvprodukt van de destructieve destillatie van steenkool. Nagenoeg zwarte halfvaste stof. Een complexe verzameling van aromatische koolwaterstoffen, fenolische verbindingen, stikstofbasen en thiofeen. (nl)
C&L Inventory
katran, premog (sl)
C&L Inventory
Katran, ugljen (hr)
C&L Inventory
Kivihiiliterva (fi)
C&L Inventory
kivisöetõrv (et)
C&L Inventory
Kohlenteer (de)
C&L Inventory
Koolteer (nl)
C&L Inventory
Kőszénkátrány (hu)
C&L Inventory
O subproduto da destilação destrutiva do carvão. Um semi-sólido quase negro. Uma combinação complexa de hidrocarbonetos aromáticos, compostos fenólicos, bases azotadas e tiofeno. (pt)
C&L Inventory
premogov katran (sl)
C&L Inventory
Smoła węglowa (pl)
C&L Inventory
Smoła, węgiel (pl)
C&L Inventory
Sottoprodotto della distillazione distruttiva del carbone. Semisolido di colore quasi nero. Combinazione complessa di idrocarburi aromatici, composti fenolici, basi azotate e tiofene. (it)
C&L Inventory
Sous-produit de la distillation destructive du charbon. Semi-solide noirâtre. Combinaison complexe d'hydrocarbures aromatiques, de composés phénoliques, de bases azotées et de thiophènes. (fr)
C&L Inventory
stenkulltjære (no)
C&L Inventory
Stenkulstjære (da)
C&L Inventory
Stranski produkt destruktivne destilacije premoga. Skorajčrna poltrda snov. Kompleksna kombinacija aromatskihogljikovodikov, fenolnih spojin, dušikovih baz in tiofena. (sl)
C&L Inventory
Subproducto de la destilación destructiva de hulla. Semisólido casi negro. Combinación compleja de hidrocarburos aromáticos, compuestos fenólicos, bases nitrogenadas y tiofeno. (es)
C&L Inventory
Teer, Kohlen- (de)
C&L Inventory
teer, steenkool (nl)
C&L Inventory
Terva, kivihiil (fi)
C&L Inventory
tjära, stenkols- (sv)
C&L Inventory
tjære, stenkull (no)
C&L Inventory
tjære, stenkuls- (da)
C&L Inventory
Tõrv, kivisüsi (et)
C&L Inventory
Ugljeni katran (hr)
C&L Inventory
uhoľný decht (sk)
C&L Inventory
Černouhelný dehet (cs)
C&L Inventory
Ανθρακόπισσα Ανθρακόπισσα (el)
C&L Inventory
λΛιθανθρακόπισσα Ανθρακόπισσα (el)
C&L Inventory
Το παραπροϊόν που λαμβάνεται από τη ξηρά απόσταξη του άνθρακα. Σχεδόν μαύρο ημιστερεό. Πολύπλοκος συνδυασμός αρωματικών υδρογονανθράκων, φαινολικών ενώσεων, αζωτούχων βάσεων και thiophene.] (el)
C&L Inventory
Каменовъглен катран (bg)
C&L Inventory
Катран, каменни въглища (bg)
C&L Inventory
IUPAC names
Tar, coal The by-product from the destructive distillation of coal. Almost black semisolid. A complex combination of aromatic hydroc
C&L Inventory
Other identifiers
648-081-00-7
C&L Inventory
Index Number
8007-45-2
EC Inventory, C&L Inventory, Pre-Registration process, Other
CAS number
8050-41-7
Other
Deleted CAS number
8050-43-9
Other
Deleted CAS number
8055-92-3
Other
Deleted CAS number

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