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The European Union (EU) has published Commission Regulation (EU) 2020171 to amend Annex XIV of the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation (Regulation (EC) No 19072006).

The Regulation adds the following substances to Annex XIV:

  • 1,2‑Benzenedicarboxylic acid, dihexyl ester, branched and linear (EC No: 271–093‑5 ;CAS No: 68515–50‑4) — Toxic for reproduction (category 1B)
  • Dihexyl phthalate (EC No: 201–559‑5; CAS No: 84–75‑3) — Toxic for reproduction (category 1B)
  • 1,2‑benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C6-10-alkyl esters; 1,2‑benzenedicarboxylic acid, mixed decyl and hexyl and octyl diesters with ≥ 0,3 % of dihexyl phthalate (EC No 201–559‑5)(EC No: 271–094‑0; 272–013‑1 CAS No: 68515–51‑5; 68648–93‑1) — Toxic for reproduction (category 1B)
  • Trixylyl phosphate (EC No: 246–677‑8; CAS No: 25155–23‑1) — Toxic for reproduction (category 1B)
  • 5‑sec-butyl-2-(2,4‑dimethylcyclohex-3-en-1-yl)-5-methyl‑1,3‑dioxane [1], 5‑sec-butyl-2-(4,6‑dimethylcyclohex-3-en-1-yl)-5-methyl‑1,3‑dioxane [2] [covering any of the individual stereoisomers of [1] and [2] or any combination thereof] (EC No: -; CAS No: -) — vPvB
  • 2-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4,6‑ditertpentylphenol (UV-328) (EC No: 247–384‑8; CAS No: 25973–55‑1) -
  • 2,4‑di-tert-butyl-6-(5‑chlorobenzotriazol-2-yl)phenol (UV-327) (EC No: 223–383‑8; CAS No: 3864–99‑1) — vPvB
  • 2-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4-(tert-butyl)-6-(sec-butyl)phenol (UV-350) (EC No: 253–037‑1; CAS No: 36437–37‑3) — vPvB
  • 2‑benzotriazol-2-yl‑4,6‑di-tert-butylphenol (UV-320) (EC No: 223–346‑6; CAS No: 3846–71‑7) — PBT, vPvB

The amended regulation was enforced on February 27th, 2020.

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