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EC / List no.: 202-627-7
CAS no.: 98-01-1
Mol. formula: C5H4O2
Danger! According to the harmonised classification and labelling (ATP01) approved by the European Union, this substance is toxic if swallowed, is toxic if inhaled, is harmful in contact with skin, causes serious eye irritation, is suspected of causing cancer, causes skin irritation and may cause respiratory irritation.
Additionally, the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations identifies that this substance is fatal if inhaled, is a flammable liquid and vapour 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 in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.
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.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: industrial abrasion processing with low release rate (e.g. cutting of textile, cutting, machining or grinding of metal). This substance can be found in products with material based on: stone, plaster, cement, glass or ceramic.
This substance is used in the following products: fertilisers, coating products and biocides (e.g. disinfectants, pest control products). This substance is used in the following areas: agriculture, forestry and fishing. 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 as reactive substance.
This substance is used in the following products: polymers. Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures.
This substance is used in the following products: polymers and extraction agents. This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates). This substance is used in the following areas: scientific research and development and health services. This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals and metals. Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates), in processing aids at industrial sites, for thermoplastic manufacture and in the production of articles.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance.
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