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South Korea Designates 8 New Toxic Chemicals

  •   19 Dec 2018
  •    Nadine He
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    Takehome:

    • Eight new substances were listed as toxic chemical substances after hazard evaluation under K-REACH.
    • Transitional measures were provided for control of these toxic substances.

    On Dec 19th, 2018, South Korea's National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER) officially listed eight toxic chemical substances (Given No. 2018-1-870 ~ 2018-1-877) into the Toxic Chemical Substances List (TCSL). They were registered and found toxic after the hazard evaluation under K-REACH. 

    Table 1. Toxic Chemical Substance Information

    Given No.Chemical NameCAS No.
    2018-1-870N2-(4-Aminophenyl)-2,5-pyridinediamine (mixture containing 25% or more of this substance)116735-74-1
    2018-1-8712-Propyn-1-yl 2-methyl-2-propenoate (mixture containing 25% or more of this substance)13861-22-8
    2018-1-872Polyethylenepolyamines, N-[3-(alkyl(C=12~14)oxy)-2-hydroxypropyl] derivs.  (mixture containing 25% or more of this substance)1588442-20-9
    2018-1-873(2E)-2-Decenal (mixture containing 25% or more of this substance)3913-81-3
    2018-1-874Ethyl α,α-dichlorobenzeneacetate (mixture containing 25% or more of this substance)5317-66-8
    2018-1-875Chloromethyl hexyl cyanocarbonimidodithioate (mixture containing 1% or more of this substance)852023-54-2
    2018-1-876Bis(1,1-dimethylethyl)[[(trifluoromethyl)sulfonyl]oxy]silyl 1,1,1-trifluoromethanesulfonate (mixture containing 5% or more of this substance)85272-31-7
    2018-1-877Mixture of 3a,4,5,6,7,7a-hexahydro-4,7-methano-1H-inden-5-yl isobutyrate(67634-20-2) and 3a,4,5,6,7,7a-hexahydro-4,7-methano-1H-inden-6-yl isobutyrate(68039-39-4);  (mixture containing 25% or more of this substance)

    The transitional measures for control of the newly designated toxic substances, including import notification, labelling, off-site impact analysis, business licensing and other relative requirements were specified in CCA and its Enforcement Rules.

    The classification information, pictograms, hazard statements, M factors or UN No., etc. of these substances have been provided for public consultation in October (click here) and will be published soon.

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