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Pyrocatechol

EC / List no.: 204-427-5

CAS no.: 120-80-9

Mol. formula: C6H6O2

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GHS08: Serious Health Hazard GHS06: Acute Toxicity

Danger! According to the harmonised classification and labelling (ATP13) approved by the European Union, this substance is toxic if swallowed, is toxic in contact with skin, may cause cancer, causes serious eye irritation, is suspected of causing genetic defects and causes skin irritation.

Additionally, the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations identifies that this substance causes serious eye damage, is harmful if inhaled and may cause an allergic skin reaction.

  • C

Carcinogenic

  • M

Possibly Mutagenic

  • Ss

A majority of data submitters agree this substance is Skin sensitising

This substance is manufactured and/or imported in the European Economic Area in 10 000 - 100 000 tonnes per year.

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

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

Consumer Uses

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.

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: fuels, pH regulators and water treatment products and laboratory chemicals.
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), 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).

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: metal surface treatment products, non-metal-surface treatment products and pH regulators and water treatment products.
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: fuels, pH regulators and water treatment products, metal surface treatment products, non-metal-surface treatment products and laboratory chemicals.
This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
This substance is used in the following areas: health services and scientific research and development.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals, metals, fabricated metal products, electrical, electronic and optical equipment and machinery and vehicles.
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), in the production of articles, of substances in closed systems with minimal release, manufacturing of the substance and as processing aid.

Manufacture

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance and as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates).

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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