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2-butoxyethanol

EC / List no.: 203-905-0

CAS no.: 111-76-2

Mol. formula: C6H14O2

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GHS07: Health hazard

Warning! According to the harmonised classification and labelling (CLP00) approved by the European Union, this substance is harmful if swallowed, is harmful in contact with skin, causes serious eye irritation, is harmful if inhaled and causes skin irritation.

This substance is manufactured and/or imported in the European Economic Area in 100 000 - 1 000 000 tonnes per year.

This substance is used by consumers, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

This substance is used by consumers, 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: coating products and washing & cleaning products.
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.

Article service life

ECHA has no public registered data on the routes by which this substance is most likely to be released to the environment. 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: coating products, oil and gas exploration or production products, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, metal surface treatment products, polymers and washing & cleaning products.
This substance is used in the following areas: mining.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals.
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: coating products, polymers, oil and gas exploration or production products, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and personal care products, extraction agents and fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: oil and gas exploration or production products, coating products, polymers, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics and personal care products.
This substance is used in the following areas: mining.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in processing aids at industrial sites, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates) and of substances in closed systems with minimal release.

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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