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Tetrahydrofuran

EC / List no.: 203-726-8

CAS no.: 109-99-9

Mol. formula: C4H8O

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GHS02: Flammable GHS08: Serious Health Hazard GHS07: Health hazard

Danger! According to the harmonised classification and labelling (ATP03) approved by the European Union, this substance is a highly flammable liquid and vapour, causes serious eye irritation, is suspected of causing cancer and may cause respiratory irritation.

Additionally, the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations identifies that this substance is harmful if swallowed.

  • C

Possibly Carcinogenic

This substance is manufactured and/or imported in the European Economic Area in 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: adhesives and sealants, coating products, washing & cleaning products, anti-freeze products, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, finger paints, lubricants and greases and inks and toners.
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

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).
This substance can be found in complex articles, with no release intended: electrical batteries and accumulators.

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: coating products, washing & cleaning products, laboratory chemicals, metal working fluids, fuels and metal surface treatment products.
This substance is used in the following areas: printing and recorded media reproduction, health services and scientific research and development.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: machinery and vehicles, fabricated metal products, plastic products and chemicals.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use, indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners) and indoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. cooling liquids in refrigerators, oil-based electric heaters).

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: washing & cleaning products, pharmaceuticals, coating products and polymers.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures and formulation in materials.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: washing & cleaning products, laboratory chemicals, coating products, polymers, pharmaceuticals and metal working fluids.
This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
This substance is used in the following areas: formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging.
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, of substances in closed systems with minimal release 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 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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