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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published proposals to identify thirteen chemicals as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) and possible candidates for authorization on February 27, 2012. The consultation will last for 45 days until April 12, 2012. Interested parties can submit their comments regarding the identification, further information related to use, exposure, alternatives as well as the risk of the proposed substances within this period.

List of thirteen new potential SVHCs:

Substance nameEC numberCAS numberReason for proposing
1,2-bis(2-methoxyethoxy)ethane (TEGDME; triglyme) 203-977-3 112-49-2 Carcinogenic, Mutagenic or toxic for Reproduction (CMR)
1,2-dimethoxyethane; ethylene glycol dimethyl ether (EGDME) 203-794-9 110-71-4 CMR
Diboron trioxide 215-125-8 1303-86-2 CMR
Formamide 200-842-0 75-12-7 CMR
Lead(II) bis(methanesulfonate) 401-750-5 17570-76-2 CMR
TGIC (1,3,5-tris(oxiranylmethyl)-1,3,5-triazine-2,4,6(1H,3H,5H)-trione) 219-514-3 2451-62-9 CMR
β-TGIC (1,3,5-tris[(2S and 2R)-2,3-epoxypropyl]-1,3,5-triazine-2,4,6-(1H,3H,5H)-trione) 423-400-0 59653-74-6 CMR
4,4'-bis(dimethylamino) benzophenone (Michler's ketone) 202-027-5 90-94-8 CMR
N,N,N',N'-tetramethyl-4,4'-methylenedianiline (Michler's base) 202-959-2 101-61-1 CMR
[4-[4,4'-bis(dimethylamino) benzhydrylidene]cyclohexa-2,5-dien-1-ylidene]dimethylammonium chloride  (C.I. Basic Violet 3) 208-953-6 548-62-9 CMR
[4-[[4-anilino-1-naphthyl][4-(dimethylamino) phenyl]methylene] cyclohexa-2,5-dien-1-ylidene] dimethylammonium chloride (C.I. Basic Blue 26) 219-943-6 2580-56-5 CMR
a,a-Bis[4-(dimethylamino)phenyl]-4 (phenylamino) naphthalene-1-methanol  (C.I. Solvent Blue 4) 229-851-8 6786-83-0 CMR
4,4'-bis(dimethylamino) -4''-(methylamino)trityl alcohol 209-218-2 561-41-1 CMR

Information Source: ECHA current consultations

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