Substance Information

Dimethyl phthalate

EC / List no.: 205-011-6

CAS no.: 131-11-3

Mol. formula: C10H10O4

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According to the notifications provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations no hazards have been classified.

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

This substance is used in the following products: perfumes and fragrances, cosmetics and personal care products, coating products, air care products, washing & cleaning products, inks and toners, laboratory chemicals, pharmaceuticals, adhesives and sealants, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, finger paints 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), outdoor use, indoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. cooling liquids in refrigerators, oil-based electric heaters) and outdoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. hydraulic liquids in automotive suspension, lubricants in motor oil and break fluids).

Article service life

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation in materials, in the production of articles, 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 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), outdoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. metal, wooden and plastic construction and building materials), indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners) and outdoor use.
This substance can be found in complex articles, with no release intended: vehicles and machinery, mechanical appliances and electrical/electronic products (e.g. computers, cameras, lamps, refrigerators, washing machines).
This substance can be found in products with material based on: plastic (e.g. food packaging and storage, toys, mobile phones), wood (e.g. floors, furniture, toys), paper (e.g. tissues, feminine hygiene products, nappies, books, magazines, wallpaper) and fabrics, textiles and apparel (e.g. clothing, mattress, curtains or carpets, textile toys).

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: laboratory chemicals, polymers, perfumes and fragrances, cosmetics and personal care products and fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay.
This substance is used in the following areas: building & construction work, formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging, health services and municipal supply (e.g. electricity, steam, gas, water) and sewage treatment.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: plastic products, electrical, electronic and optical equipment, wood and wood products, pulp, paper and paper products, machinery and vehicles and furniture.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures and formulation in materials.
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.

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: polymers, laboratory chemicals, perfumes and fragrances, inks and toners, pharmaceuticals, non-metal-surface treatment products, cosmetics and personal care products, coating products and washing & cleaning products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures, formulation in materials and in the production of articles.
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).

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: polymers, laboratory chemicals, perfumes and fragrances, inks and toners, pharmaceuticals, non-metal-surface treatment products, coating products, cosmetics and personal care products and washing & cleaning products.
This substance is used in the following areas: formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging, building & construction work, municipal supply (e.g. electricity, steam, gas, water) and sewage treatment and health services.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: plastic products, chemicals, wood and wood products, pulp, paper and paper products, machinery and vehicles, mineral products (e.g. plasters, cement) and furniture.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in the production of articles, as processing aid, in processing aids at industrial sites, as processing aid, of substances in closed systems with minimal release, formulation of mixtures, formulation in materials and for thermoplastic manufacture.
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).

Manufacture

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance, in processing aids at industrial sites, in the production of articles, formulation of mixtures, formulation in materials, as processing aid, for thermoplastic manufacture and of substances in closed systems with minimal release.
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.

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