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May 3, 2022

EC Adds Five Substances to EU REACH Authorization List


By Lynn L. Bergeson

The European Commission (EC) updated the European Union (EU) Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation on April 11, 2022, to add five new substances to Annex XIV (the authorization list). Companies cannot use or place these substances on the market after the Sunset Date unless an authorization has been granted by the EC or an exemption applies.

Substance NameLatest Application DateSunset DateIntrinsic property
TetraethylleadNovember 1, 2023May 1, 2025Toxic for reproduction (category 1A)
4,4′-bis(dimethylamino)-4”-(methylamino)trityl alcoholNovember 1, 2023May 1, 2025Carcinogenic (category 1B)
Reaction products of 1,3,4-thiadiazolidine-2,5-dithione, formaldehyde and 4-heptylphenol, branched and linear (RP-HP)November 1, 2023May 1, 2025Endocrine-disrupting properties (Article 57(f) — environment)
2-ethylhexyl 10-ethyl-4,4-dioctyl-7-oxo-8-oxa-3,5-dithia-4-stannatetradecanoate (DOTE)November 1, 2023May 1, 2025Toxic for reproduction (category 1B)
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)November 1, 2023May 1, 2025Toxic for reproduction (category 1B)