CAS Number
SIN Groups
Glycol ethers
Reason for inclusion on the SIN List
Classified CMR according to Annex VI of Regulation 1272/2008
Date for inclusion on the SIN List
2008 September
REACH status, appears on
Source: ECHA
Candidate list
Registration information
Source: ECHA
Full registration
Hazard class and category code(s)
Source: ECHA
Flam. Liq. 3
Repr. 1B
Acute Tox. 4 *
Acute Tox. 4 *
Acute Tox. 4 *

Chemical information

2-Methoxyethanol; 2-metoxietanol; 2-méthoxyéthanol
EC number
Hazard statement code(s)
Source: ECHA
Registered production volume
Source: ECHA
1000 - 10000 tonnes per annum
Possible uses
Source: HSDB; Scorecard; Canada Chemicals; US EPA
perfume, painting plasters, cleaning compounds, liquid soaps, cosmetics, varnishes, enamels, nail polishes, wood stains, resins, dyes; in dyeing leather, Automotive windshield washer fluid, Floor polish, Household hard surface cleaners (aerosol+liquids), Paint and varnish removers Pharmaceutical preparations nail polish remover, hydraulic fluids, jet fuel additive (pesticide+ anti freeze), Whiteboard cleaning liquids; Hydraulic Brake Fluids, Cellulose Acetate Solvents, Nitrocellulose Solvents, Wood Stain Solvents
Technical function of substances
Source: HSDB; Scorecard; Canada Chemicals; US EPA
Solvent, detergent, anti freeze, pesticide, medicine.
Registered use(s) - Sector End Use (SU)
Source: ECHA
SU 10: Formulation [mixing] of preparations and/or re-packaging (excluding alloys)
SU 24: Scientific research and development
SU 8: Manufacture of  bulk, large scale chemicals (including petroleum products)
SU 9: Manufacture of fine chemicals
Registered use(s) - Chemical Product category (PC)
Source: ECHA
PC 19: Intermediate
PC 21: Laboratory chemicals
PC 29: Pharmaceuticals
PC 30: Photo-chemicals
PC 35: Washing and cleaning products (including solvent based products)
Registered use(s) - Environmental Release Category (ERC)
Source: ECHA
ERC 1: Manufacture of substances
ERC 2: Formulation of preparations
ERC 4: Industrial use of processing aids in processes and products, not becoming part of articles
ERC 6a: Industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates)
ERC 6b: Industrial use of reactive processing aids
Registered use(s) - Process Category (PROC)
Source: ECHA
PROC 15: Use as laboratory reagent
PROC 1: Use in closed process, no likelihood of exposure
PROC 2: Use in closed, continuous  process with occasional controlled exposure
PROC 3: Use in closed batch process (synthesis or formulation)
PROC 4: Use in batch and other process (synthesis) where opportunity for exposure arises
PROC 5: Mixing or blending in batch processes for formulation of preparations and articles (multistage and/or significant contact)
PROC 8a: Transfer of substance or preparation (charging/discharging) from/to vessels/large containers at non-dedicated facilities
PROC 8b: Transfer of substance or preparation (charging/discharging) from/to vessels/large containers at dedicated facilities
PROC 9: Transfer of substance or preparation into small containers (dedicated filling line, including weighing)


Company Group
Company Name

Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH, Am Unisys-Park 1,65843, Sulzbach am Taunus, Germany


Envigo Consulting Limited, Woolley Road Alconbury PE28 4HS Huntingdon Cambridgeshire, , United Kingdom


INEOS nv, Haven 1053 -- Nieuwe Weg 1,2070, Zwijndrecht, Belgium

International Chemicals Investors Group

WeylChem Höchst GmbH, Stroofstr. 27, D-65933, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Janssen Pharmaceutica

Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V., Turnhoutseweg 30,2340, Beerse, Belgium


EQUISTAR BAYPORT CHEMICAL FACILITY (BCO), Equistar Chemicals, Lp, Pasadena, Harris, 77507-1031, TX, , USA


ALDRICH CHEMICAL CO LLC, 5485 County Road V, Sheboygan Falls, Sheboygan, 53085, WI, , USA

Monument Chemical

MONUMENT CHEMICAL KENTUCKY, LLC, 3450 Olin Rd, Brandenburg, Meade, 40108, KY, , USA


Sigma-Aldrich Laborchemikalien GmbH, Wunstorfer Str. 40,30926, Seelze, Germany

Sigma-Aldrich Logistik GmbH, Riedstrasse 2,89555, Steinheim, Germany


VERTELLUS SPECIALTIES INC, 215 N. Centennial St., Zeeland, Ottawa, 49464, MI, , USA

Source: ECHA