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Key value for chemical safety assessment

Effects on fertility

Additional information

Potassium ethanolate is a salt only stable when humidity is excluded. In contact with water the substance reacts violently and forms ethanol and potassium hydroxide. Both substances are not classified regarding reproductive toxicity according to CLP regulation Annex VI. It is therefore concluded that the reaction product of both substances is also not regarded as toxic to reproduction.


Short description of key information:
Read across to ethanol (CAS No. 64-17-5)

Effects on developmental toxicity

Description of key information
Read across to ethanol (CAS No. 64-17-5)
Additional information

Potassium ethanolate is a salt only stable when humidity is excluded. In contact with water the substance reacts violently and forms ethanol and potassium hydroxide. Both substances are not classified regarding reproductive toxicity according to CLP regulation Annex VI. It is therefore concluded that the reaction product of both substances is also not regarded as developmental toxic.

Toxicity to reproduction: other studies

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Justification for classification or non-classification

No data is available for potassium ethanolate with respect to reproductive toxicity. However, as it rapidly hydrolyzes to form ethanol and potassium hydroxide, which are both non-toxic to reproduction, it can be assumed that potassium ethanolate is also non-toxic. Hence, classification according to Regulation 1272/2008 (CLP) and Directive 67/548/EEC (DSD) is not warranted.