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EC number: 291-445-1 | CAS number: 90411-68-0
Justification for grouping of substances and read-across
There are no reliable data available on the skin sensitising properties of Hexanoic acid, 2-ethyl, C16-18 alkyl esters (CAS No. 90411-68-0). In order to fulfil the standard information requirements set out in Annex IX in accordance with Annex XI, 1.5, of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006, read-across from structurally related substances was conducted.
In accordance with Article 13 (1) of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006, "information on intrinsic properties of substances may be generated by means other than tests, provided that the conditions set out in Annex XI are met.” In particular for human health, information shall be generated whenever possible by means other than vertebrate animal tests, which includes the use of information from structurally related substances (grouping or read-across).
Having regard to the general rules for grouping of substances and read-across approach laid down in Annex XI, 1.5, of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006, whereby substances may be predicted as similar provided that their physicochemical, toxicological and ecotoxicological properties are likely to be similar or follow a regular pattern as a result of structural similarity.
Hexanoic acid, 2-ethyl, C16-18 alkyl esters
Isononaoic acid, C16-18 alkyl esters
RA: CAS 111937-03-2, CAS 59219-71-5
Experimental result: not sensitising
The above mentioned substances are considered to be similar on the basis of the structural similarity resulting in similar properties and/or activities. The available endpoint information is used to predict the same endpoints for Hexanoic acid, 2-ethyl, C16-18 alkyl esters (CAS No. 90411-68-0).
A detailed analogue approach justification is provided in the technical dossier (see IUCLID Section 13).
There are no data available on the skin sensitising potential ofHexanoic acid, 2-ethyl, C16-18 alkyl esters. In order to fulfil the standard information requirements set out in Annex VII, 8.3, in accordance with Annex XI, 1.5, of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 read-across from the structurally related analogue substancesIsononaoic acid, C16-18 alkyl estersandIsononyl isononanoateis conducted.
A skin sensitising study on Isononanoic acid, C16 -18 alkyl esters was performed in 1972 using 5 male guinea pigs (Potokar, 1972). Upon intradermal induction and intradermal challenge with a 25 % oily test substance solution no differences in the skin reactions between control and test group were observed. No guideline was given, but based on the test parameters the study resembled a Draize Test as described in the OECD guideline 406 (adoptet 1981) with the restriction that only 5 animals per group were used. The study was only available as a short summary and the small number of experimental animals (5 males) is not sufficient for assessment.
Data are available from a human repeated insult patch test with the analogue substanceIsononyl isononanoate (Harrison, 1997). For the induction exposure 98 subjects were exposed to 0.2 mL undiluted test substance for 24 h under occlusive conditions. Nine induction exposures were performed within 3 weeks. Readings for skin irritation were performed 48 h after patch removal. The challenge was performed 2 weeks after the last induction. The patch with the test substance was applied for 24 h under occlusive conditions. The sensitisation reaction at the challenge site was assessed 0, 24, 48, and 72 h after patch removal. During the induction phase, 4/98 exhibited faint, minimal erythema or erythema (score ± or 1) and 2/98 had hyperpigmentation. Following the challenge treatment, 11/98 exhibited faint, minimal erythema or erythema (score ± or 1). These reactions are considered to be irritation reactions. In conclusion, test material did not induce skin sensitisation in any of the 98 subjects.
QSAR prediction with the physicochemical properties of Isononanoic acid, C16 -18 alkyl esters do not suggest a sensitising potential (Wagner, 2013).
In conclusion, the available data on the skin sensitisation ofHexanoic acid, 2-ethyl, C16-18 alkyl estersand structural analogue substances indicate thatHexanoic acid, 2-ethyl, C16-18 alkyl estersis not sensitising to the skin.
Based on read-across from the structurally similar substances, the available data on skin sensitisation do not meet the classification criteria according to Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 or Directive 67/548/EEC, and are therefore conclusive but not sufficient for classification.
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