CAS Number
SIN Groups
Highly reactive compounds
Reason for inclusion on the SIN List
For Benzophenone carcinogenic effects have been reported. It is potentially persistent and has been found in the environment. Its derivates are potential endocrine disruptors.
Date for inclusion on the SIN List
2008 September
REACH status, appears on
Source: ESIS
CoRAP list
Registration information
Source: ESIS
Full registration, Intermediate registration
Hazard class and category code(s)
Source: ECHA
No harmonized CLP classification

Chemical information

BP; diphenylmethanone; alpha-oxodiphenylmethane; alpha-oxoditane; benzoylbenzenephenyl; benzoylbenzene; diphenyl ketone; diphenylmethanone; phenyl ketone; Benzofenona; Benzophenon; Benzophénone
EC number
Registered production volume
Source: ECHA
1000 - 10000 tonnes per annum
(Bio)monitoring data
Yes, in water (including drinking, waste and ground-), snow, sediment, in mussels
Possible uses
Source: HSDB; Rhodes et al (2005), Schlecht et al (2008);;
Paints, synthetic perfumes, cosmetics, lacquers, varnishes, transparent plastics; Perfumes, soap, manufacturing of antihistamines, hypnotics, insecticides, pharmaceuticals, paints, laquers, varnishes, plastics, coatings, adhesives; packaging; Inks, sunglasses, sunscreen; hair mousse, soaps, structure gels, skin lotions, contac lensis,
Technical function of substances
Source: HSDB; Rhodes et al (2005);; ;; KI;;
Fixative, intermediate, photoinitiator, fragrance enhancer; UV curing agent
Registered use(s) - Sector End Use (SU)
Source: ECHA
SU 10: Formulation [mixing] of preparations and/or re-packaging (excluding alloys)
SU 12: Manufacture of plastics products, including compounding and conversion
SU 15: Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment
SU 16: Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products, electrical equipment
SU 17: General manufacturing, e.g. machinery, equipment, vehicles, other transport equipment
SU 18: Manufacture of furniture
SU 19: Building and construction work
SU 20: Health services
SU 6a: Manufacture of wood and wood products
SU 6b: Manufacture of pulp, paper and paper products
SU 7: Printing and reproduction of recorded media
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 18: Ink and toners
PC 19: Intermediate
PC 1: Adhesives, sealants
PC 21: Laboratory chemicals
PC 26: Paper and board dye, finishing and impregnation products: including bleaches and other processing aids
PC 28: Perfumes, fragrances
PC 29: Pharmaceuticals
PC 31: Polishes and wax blends
PC 32: Polymer preparations and compounds
PC 35: Washing and cleaning products (including solvent based products)
PC 39: Cosmetics, personal care products
PC 3: Air care products
PC 4: Anti-freeze and de-icing products
PC 8: Biocidal products (e.g. disinfectants, pest control)
PC 9a: Coatings and paints, thinners, paint removes
PC 9b: Fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay
PC 9c: Finger paints
Registered use(s) - Article category (AC)
Source: ECHA
AC 11: Wood articles
AC 13: Plastic articles
AC 1: Vehicles
AC 2: Machinery, mechanical appliances, electrical/electronic articles
AC 35: Scented paper articles
AC 3: Electrical batteries and accumulators
AC 7: Metal articles
AC 8: Paper articles
Registered use(s) - Environmental Release Category (ERC)
Source: ECHA
ERC  7: Industrial use of substances in closed systems
ERC 10a: Wide dispersive outdoor use of long-life articles and materials with low release
ERC 11a: Wide dispersive indoor use of long-life articles and materials with low release
ERC 11b: Wide dispersive indoor use of long-life articles and materials with high or intended release (including abrasive processing)
ERC 12a: Industrial processing of articles with abrasive techniques (low release)
ERC 2: Formulation of preparations
ERC 4: Industrial use of processing aids in processes and products, not becoming part of articles
ERC 5: Industrial use resulting in inclusion into or onto a matrix
ERC 6a: Industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates)
ERC 6b: Industrial use of reactive processing aids
ERC 6d: Industrial use of  process regulators for polymerisation processes in  production of resins, rubbers, polymers
ERC 8a: Wide dispersive indoor use of processing aids in open systems
ERC 8c: Wide dispersive indoor use resulting in inclusion into or onto a matrix
ERC 8d: Wide dispersive outdoor use of processing aids in open systems
ERC 8f: Wide dispersive outdoor use resulting in inclusion into or onto a matrix
Registered use(s) - Process Category (PROC)
Source: ECHA
PROC 10: Roller application or brushing
PROC 11: Non industrial spraying
PROC 13: Treatment of articles by dipping and pouring
PROC 14: Production of preparations or articles by tabletting, compression, extrusion, pelletisation
PROC 15: Use as laboratory reagent
PROC 19: Hand-mixing with intimate contact and only PPE available.
PROC 1: Use in closed process, no likelihood of exposure
PROC 21: Low energy manipulation of substances bound in materials and/or articles
PROC 24: High (mechanical) energy work-up of substances bound in materials and/or articles
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 6: Calendering operations
PROC 7: Industrial spraying
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

ASHLAND INC (FORMER), 7221 S 10th St, Oak Creek, Milwaukee, 53154, WI, , USA


BASF IMPORTS PART 1, 100 Park Ave, Florham Park, Morris, 07932, NJ, , USA


Berje Inc, 700 Blair Road, Carteret, Middlesex, 07008, NJ, , USA

Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH

CAC Chemical GmbH, Böttgerstrasse 12,20148, Hamburg Germany, Germany

DIC Group

SUN CHEMICAL, 35 Waterview Blvd., Parsippany, Morris, 07054, NJ, , USA

DKSH group

DKSH NORTH AMERICA, INC., 100 Stierli Ct, Mount Arlington, Morris, 07856, NJ, , USA


Du Pont (U.K.) Limited, London Road 4th Floor, Kings Court SG1 2NG Stevenage Hertfordshire, , United Kingdom


Enercure GmbH, Am Burgberg 13,37586, Einbeck, Germany


FLINT GROUP, 14909 N. Beck Road, Plymouth, Wayne, 48170-2411, MI, , USA

Huber Group

MHM Holding GmbH, Feldkirchener Straße 15, D-85551, Kirchheim, Germany

IGM Resins

IGM Resins B.V., Gompenstraat 49, 5145 RA, Waalwijk, Netherlands

IGM RESINS USA INC., 3300 Westinghouse Blvd, Charlotte, Mecklenburg, 28273, NC, , USA


Jobachem GmbH, Am Burgberg 13,37586, Dassel Lower Saxony, Germany


MAROON GROUP LLC, 1390 Jaycox Rd, Avon, Lorain, 44011, OH, , USA


Merck S.L.U., Calle Maria de Molina 28006 Madrid, , Spain

Rahn group

RAHN (3), Hahnstrasse 70 D-60528 Frankfurt am Main, , Germany

RAHN USA CORP, 1005 N Commons Dr, Aurora, Du Page, 60504, IL, , USA

Service Provider

REACH24H CONSULTING GROUP, Suite 1E, Paramount Court, Corrig Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18, Dublin, Ireland


SYMRISE INC, 1636 Bushy Park Road, Goose Creek, Berkely, 29445-6338, SC, , USA

Source: ECHA