Extension of substances listed in the REACH Regulation
An update of the REACH Regulation was recently published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), by which 5 substances were added to the list
Annex XIV to the REACH Regulation lists substances that require authorization before they can be placed on the market. The total number of substances increases from 54 to 59. The list is regularly updated by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).
The Regulation was preceded by public consultations during which stakeholders were invited to comment. In addition, feedback from stakeholders was received by the Commission in response to a request for information on the possible economic, social, health and environmental impacts.
During the public consultations carried out by the Agency on its draft Recommendation, no specific comments were made on possible exemptions for product and process-oriented research and development.
The new substances and reaction mases included in Annex XIV of the REACH Regulation are as follows:
- 4,4′-bis(dimethylamino)-4″-(methylamino)trityl alcohol (with ≥ 0,1 % of Michler’s ketone (EC No 202-027-5) or Michler’s base (EC No 202-959-2))
- Reaction products of 1,3,4-thiadiazolidine-2,5-dithione, formaldehyde and 4-heptylphenol, branched and linear (RP-HP) (with ≥ 0,1 % w/w 4-heptylphenol, branched and linear)
- 2-ethylhexyl 10-ethyl-4,4-dioctyl-7-oxo-8-oxa-3,5-dithia-4-stannatetradecanoate (DOTE)
- Reaction mass of 2-ethylhexyl 10-ethyl-4,4-dioctyl-7-oxo-8-oxa-3,5-dithia-4-stannatetradecanoate and 2-ethylhexyl 10-ethyl-4-[[2-[(2-ethylhexyl)oxy]-2-oxoethyl]thio]-4-octyl-7-oxo-8-oxa-3,5-dithia-4-stannatetradecanoate (reaction mass of DOTE and MOTE)
These are substances or reaction masses which, according to the latest scientific findings, are likely to have serious effects on human health and the environment.