ECHA REACH SVHC 168

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) added five new chemicals to the ECHA REACH SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern) candidate list on December 17th, 2015.

ECHA REACH SVHC

ECHA REACH SVHC – 168 Chemicals - Applications and Health Concerns

Notably, the Candidate List of SVHCs is a list of chemicals hazardous to the environment and human health.

Below is a table outlining the details of the five substances new to REACH 168 SVHC. It includes their names, CAS numbers, typical applications, and potentially harmful impacts on health and the environment.

Warning label of chemicals in products

Substance Name

CAS #

Where used

Health and Environmental Concerns

1,3-propanesultone

1120-71-4

  • Used in electrolyte fluid of lithium-ion batteries (solvent)
  • Used as a chemical intermediate in:
  • Dyes
  • Insecticides
  • Fungicides
  • Vulcanization accelerations
  • Other chemicals
  • Carcinogenic (causes cancer)
  • Harmful if swallowed
  • Irritates skin (dermal toxicity)

2,4-di-tert-butyl-6-(5-chlorobenzotriazol-2-yl)phenol, or UV-327

3864-99-1

Used as a UV-protection agent in:

  • Coatings
  • Plastics
  • Wood
  • Polyurethane
  • Rubber
  • Very Persistent and very Bio-accumulative (vPvB)
  • Impairs organs if exposed repeatedly
  • Causes long-term damage to aquatic environments

2-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4-(tert-butyl)-6-(sec-butyl)phenol, or UV-350

36437-37-3

Also used as a UV-protection agent in:

  • Coatings
  • Plastics
  • Polyurethane
  • Rubber

Same as above

Nitrobenzene

98-95-3

Involved in the production of aniline, which is present in:

  • Resins
  • Dyes
  • Herbicides
  • Perfumes
  • Explosives
  • Fungicides
  • Varnishes

Also used in:

  • Rubber chemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Pesticides


Should not be present in electrical and electronic equipment

  • Reprotoxic
  • Toxic if swallowed, inhaled, or touched
  • Carcinogenic
  • Impairs organs if exposed repeatedly
  • Causes long-term damage to aquatic environments

Perfluorononan-1-oic acid (PNFA) and its sodium and ammonium salts (group entry)

375-95-1, 21049-39-8, and

4149-60-4

Can be found in:

  • PolyVinyliDene Fluoride (PVDF) plastic
  • Lubricating oil
  • Cleaning agents
  • Liquid crystal display panels
  • Persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT)
  • Reprotoxic (damages fertility and unborn child)
  • Causes severe skin burns (corrosive)
  • Irritates skin, eyes, and respiratory tract

Consequently, these new additions brought the ECHA REACH SVHC list to 168 substances.

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168 REACH SVHC

Cinq nouvelles substances REACH ont été ajouté aujourd’hui à la liste de SVHC (substances extrêmement préoccupantes) :

1,3-Propane sultone (CAS # 1120-71-4) utilisé dans les fluides électrolytes de piles au lithium (solvant).

UV-327 (2,4-Di-tert-butyl-6-(5-chlorobenzotriazole-2-yl)phénol) (CAS # 3864-99-1), utilisé comme anti-UV dans des revêtements, des plastiques, le polyuréthane ou le caoutchouc.

UV-350 (2-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4-(tert-butyl)-6-(sec-butyl)phénol) (CAS # 36437-37-3), également utilisé comme anti-UV dans des revêtements, des plastiques, le polyuréthane ou le caoutchouc.

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