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2-methyl-2H-isothiazol-3-one

EC / List no.: 220-239-6

CAS no.: 2682-20-4

Mol. formula: C4H5NOS

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GHS05: Corrosive GHS06: Acute Toxicity GHS09: Hazardous to the Environment

Danger! According to the harmonised classification and labelling (ATP13) approved by the European Union, this substance is fatal if inhaled, is toxic if swallowed, is toxic in contact with skin, causes severe skin burns and eye damage, is very toxic to aquatic life, is very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects, causes serious eye damage and may cause an allergic skin reaction.

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Skin sensitising

This substance is manufactured and/or imported in the European Economic Area in 10 - 100 tonnes per year.

This substance is used by consumers, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

Biocidal Uses

This substance is approved for use as a biocide in the EEA and/or Switzerland, for: preservation for liquid systems, controlling slimes, preservation for working / cutting fluids.

This substance is being reviewed for use as a biocide in the EEA and/or Switzerland, for: product preservation.

This substance is used by consumers, 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: cosmetics and personal care products, fertilisers, plant protection products and perfumes and fragrances.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use as processing aid and indoor use as processing aid.

Article service life

ECHA has no public registered data on the routes by which this substance is most likely to be released to the environment. ECHA has no public registered data indicating whether or into which articles the substance might have been processed.

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: fertilisers, laboratory chemicals, plant protection products, perfumes and fragrances, cosmetics and personal care products and pH regulators and water treatment products.
This substance is used in the following areas: agriculture, forestry and fishing, health services and scientific research and development.
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 processing aid.

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: laboratory chemicals, fertilisers, plant protection products, perfumes and fragrances, cosmetics and personal care products and biocides (e.g. disinfectants, pest control products).
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: pH regulators and water treatment products and laboratory chemicals.
This substance is used in the following areas: health services and scientific research and development.
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, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates) and as processing aid.

Manufacture

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

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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