Substance Information

Decanoic acid

EC / List no.: 206-376-4

CAS no.: 334-48-5

Mol. formula: C10H20O2

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GHS07: Health hazard

Warning! According to the harmonised classification and labelling (ATP07) approved by the European Union, this substance causes serious eye irritation, is harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects and causes skin irritation.

This substance is manufactured and/or imported in the European Economic Area in 10 000 - 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.

Biocidal Uses

This substance is approved for use as a biocide in the EEA and/or Switzerland, for: food and animals feeds, controlling insects, ants, etc., repelling or attracting pests.

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: washing & cleaning products, coating products, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, finger paints, air care products, polishes and waxes and plant protection products.
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

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) and industrial abrasion processing with high release rate (e.g. sanding operations or paint stripping by shot-blasting).
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. flooring, furniture, toys, construction materials, curtains, foot-wear, leather products, paper and cardboard products, electronic equipment) and 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: vehicles and machinery, mechanical appliances and electrical/electronic products (e.g. computers, cameras, lamps, refrigerators, washing machines).
This substance can be found in products with material based on: plastic (e.g. food packaging and storage, toys, mobile phones), fabrics, textiles and apparel (e.g. clothing, mattress, curtains or carpets, textile toys) and leather (e.g. gloves, shoes, purses, furniture).

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: adhesives and sealants, lubricants and greases, fertilisers, plant protection products, polishes and waxes and washing & cleaning 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.

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: polymers, coating products, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, finger paints, fertilisers, inks and toners, pH regulators and water treatment products and metal working fluids.
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: polymers, pH regulators and water treatment products, textile treatment products and dyes, adhesives and sealants, leather treatment products, lubricants and greases and washing & cleaning products.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: textile, leather or fur, chemicals, pulp, paper and paper products and machinery and vehicles.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in the production of articles, in processing aids at industrial sites, as processing aid 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.

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