Substance Information

Alcohols, C12-13, branched and linear, ethoxylated

1 - 2.5 moles ethoxylated

EC / List no.: 500-457-0

CAS no.: 160901-19-9

Mol. formula: (C2H4O)1-3(C2H4O)1-3(CH2)8,9C7H18O2

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GHS09: Hazardous to the Environment

Warning! According to the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations this substance is very toxic to aquatic life and is harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects.

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 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: washing & cleaning products, lubricants and greases, air care products, polishes and waxes and biocides (e.g. disinfectants, pest control products).
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use as processing aid, outdoor use as processing aid, 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

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), outdoor use in long-life materials with high release rate (e.g. tyres, treated wooden products, treated textile and fabric, brake pads in trucks or cars, sanding of buildings (bridges, facades) or vehicles (ships)), 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) and indoor use in long-life materials with high release rate (e.g. release from fabrics, textiles during washing, removal of indoor paints).
This substance can be found in complex articles, with no release intended: vehicles.

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: lubricants and greases, hydraulic fluids, laboratory chemicals, metal working fluids, polishes and waxes and washing & cleaning products.
ECHA has no public registered data on the types of manufacture using this substance. Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use as processing aid, outdoor use as processing aid, 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: textile treatment products and dyes, lubricants and greases, pH regulators and water treatment products, leather treatment products, polymers and hydraulic fluids.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures, formulation in materials and as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates).

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: textile treatment products and dyes, polymers, pH regulators and water treatment products, leather treatment products and lubricants and greases.
This substance is used in the following areas: mining.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: machinery and vehicles and chemicals.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in processing aids at industrial sites, in the production of articles, as processing aid, as processing aid and as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates).

Manufacture

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance.

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