Substance Information

Isophthalic acid

EC / List no.: 204-506-4

CAS no.: 121-91-5

Mol. formula: C8H6O4

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According to the notifications provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations no hazards have been classified.

This substance is registered under the REACH Regulation and is manufactured in and / or imported to the European Economic Area, at ≥ 100 000 to < 1 000 000 tonnes per annum.

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

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: adhesives and sealants, anti-freeze products, coating products, lubricants and greases and polishes and waxes.
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), outdoor use as processing aid, indoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. cooling liquids in refrigerators, oil-based electric heaters) and outdoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. hydraulic liquids in automotive suspension, lubricants in motor oil and break fluids).

Article service life

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance, formulation of mixtures, for thermoplastic manufacture, as processing aid and as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates).
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. metal, wooden and plastic construction and building materials) and 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).
This substance can be found in products with material based on: plastic (e.g. food packaging and storage, toys, mobile phones) and fabrics, textiles and apparel (e.g. clothing, mattress, curtains or carpets, textile toys).

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: laboratory chemicals, polymers and coating products.
This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
This substance is used in the following areas: formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: rubber 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), outdoor use, indoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. cooling liquids in refrigerators, oil-based electric heaters) and outdoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. hydraulic liquids in automotive suspension, lubricants in motor oil and break fluids).

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: polymers, inks and toners, adhesives and sealants, coating products, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay and finger paints.
This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures, for thermoplastic manufacture, as processing aid, manufacturing of the substance and as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates).

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: polymers, coating products, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, adhesives and sealants, inks and toners and finger paints.
This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
This substance is used in the following areas: formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals and plastic products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: for thermoplastic manufacture, as processing aid, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates), in processing aids at industrial sites, manufacturing of the substance, formulation of mixtures and in the production of articles.

Manufacture

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance, as processing aid, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates), formulation of mixtures and for thermoplastic manufacture.

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