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Europe: 13th Public Consultation on REACH Candidate List

The 13th public consultation of the REACH Candidate List will end on 16 April 2015. Only two substances have been proposed for inclusion as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs).

One substance is a phthalate and another substance is a dioxane compound.

If both proposed substances are identified as SVHCs then they will be included in the Candidate List, which is expected to be updated in June 2015. The Candidate List will then have 163 SVHCs.

Table A gives the substance name, identification numbers (CAS and  EC), the reason for proposing and the potential application(s).

Table A:

Substance Name

CAS Number
(EC Number)

Reason for proposing

Potential Application(s)

1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C6-10-alkyl esters; 1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid, mixed decyl and hexyl and octyl diesters with ≥ 0.3% of dihexyl phthalate (EC No. 201-559-5)

68515-51-5, 68648-93-1 (271-094-0,

Toxic for Reproduction (Article 57 c)

  • Used in the manufacture of PVC compounds
  • Used in coatings, artist supply, building material, lubricants and adhesives
  • Used in polyurethane product intended for adhesives and sealants for windshields

5-sec-butyl-2-(2,4-dimethylcyclohex-3-en-1-yl)-5-methyl-1,3-dioxane [1], 5-sec-butyl-2-(4,6-dimethylcyclohex-3-en-1-yl)-5-methyl-1,3-dioxane [2] [covering any of the individual isomers of [1] and [2] or any combination thereof



very Persistent and very Bioaccumulative (vPvB) (Article 57 e)

Used as fragrance

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