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EC / List no.: 203-632-7
CAS no.: 108-95-2
Mol. formula: C6H6O
Danger! According to the harmonised classification and labelling (CLP00) approved by the European Union, this substance is toxic if swallowed, is toxic in contact with skin, causes severe skin burns and eye damage, is toxic if inhaled, is suspected of causing genetic defects 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 is toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.
This substance is manufactured and/or imported in the European Economic Area in 1 000 000 - 10 000 000 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.
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.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. metal, wooden and plastic construction and building materials) and 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). This substance can be found in complex articles, with no release intended: machinery, mechanical appliances, electrical/electronic products not covered by Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive (e.g. large-scale stationary industrial tools) 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: leather (e.g. gloves, shoes, purses, furniture).
This substance is used in the following products: polymers. This substance is used in the following areas: health services and scientific research and development. This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals. 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.
This substance is used in the following products: polymers, coating products, adhesives and sealants, laboratory chemicals, leather treatment products, textile treatment products and dyes and fertilisers. This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates). Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures, in processing aids at industrial sites, formulation in materials, manufacturing of the substance, in the production of articles, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates), as processing aid, for thermoplastic manufacture and as processing aid.
This substance is used in the following products: coating products, polymers, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, leather treatment products, photo-chemicals, laboratory chemicals and textile treatment products and dyes. This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates). This substance is used in the following areas: printing and recorded media reproduction and scientific research and development. This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals, textile, leather or fur and machinery and vehicles. Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: as processing aid, in processing aids at industrial sites, in the production of articles, for thermoplastic manufacture, as processing aid, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates) and formulation of mixtures.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance, formulation of mixtures, in processing aids at industrial sites and as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates).
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