On 16 January ECHA has added four new substances to the Candidate List (SVHC).


More specifically, have been included:

Substance Reason for inclusion Examples of use(s)
Diisohexyl phthalate (CAS 71850-09-4 EC 276-090-2) Toxic for reproduction Not registered under REACH.
2-benzyl-2-dimethylamino-4′-morpholinobutyrophenone (CAS 119313-12-1 EC 404-360-3) Toxic for reproduction The substance is used in polymer production
2-methyl-1-(4-methylthiophenyl)-2-morpholinopropan-1-one (CAS 71868-10-5 EC 400-600-6) Toxic for reproduction The substance is used in polymer production
Perfluorobutane sulfonic acid (PFBS) and its salts Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to the environment and human health Used as a catalyst/ additive/reactant in polymer manufacture and in chemical synthesis. It is also used as a flame retardant in polycarbonate (for electronic equipment).


The addition of these substances to the Candidate List requires, from the subjects concerned, a constant monitoring of the regulatory situation as they could be included among the substances subject to Authorization (Annex XIV REACH).

Below are briefly summarized further fulfilments related to SVHC substances:

  • Supply of safety data sheets (according to Art. 31 (1))
  • For certain mixtures, supply of SDS on request (according to Art. 31 (3))
  • Duty to communicate information on substances in articles (according Art. 33)
  • Notification of substance in articles (secondo Art. 7 (2))

Source: ECHA