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Ethyl lactate

EC / List no.: 202-598-0

CAS no.: 97-64-3

Mol. formula: C5H10O3

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GHS02: Flammable GHS05: Corrosive GHS07: Health hazard

Danger! According to the harmonised classification and labelling (CLP00) approved by the European Union, this substance is a flammable liquid and vapour, causes serious eye damage and may cause respiratory irritation.

Additionally, the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations identifies that this substance causes skin irritation.

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 and at industrial sites.

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

Consumer Uses

This substance is used in the following products: air care products, biocides (e.g. disinfectants, pest control products), perfumes and fragrances, polishes and waxes, washing & cleaning products and cosmetics and personal care products.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use as processing aid and outdoor 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: polishes and waxes and washing & cleaning products.
ECHA has no public registered data on the types of manufacture using this substance. Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use as processing aid.

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: metal surface treatment products and non-metal-surface treatment products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: semiconductors, photo-chemicals, polymers, metal surface treatment products, non-metal-surface treatment products and washing & cleaning products.
This substance is used in the following areas: formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: electrical, electronic and optical equipment and machinery and vehicles.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in processing aids at industrial sites.

Manufacture

ECHA has no public registered data on the routes by which this substance is most likely to be released to the environment.

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