CAS Number
SIN Groups
(Poly)halogenated aromatics
Reason for inclusion on the SIN List
This substance has persistent, bioackumulative and toxic properties.It has been found in mammals, fish, bivalves and crustaceans. Both empirical and modelled data show PBT properties of this substance.
Date for inclusion on the SIN List
2014 October
REACH status, appears on
Source: ECHA
CoRAP list
Registration information
Source: ECHA
Full registration
Hazard class and category code(s)
Source: ECHA
No harmonized CLP classification

Chemical information

3,​4,​5,​6-Tetrabromo-1,​2-​benzenedicarboxylic acid 1,​2-​bis(2-​ethylhexyl) ester; BEH-TEBP; TBPH; Tetrabromophthalic acid bis(2-ethylhexyl) ester; Bis(2-ethylhexyl) tetrabromophthalate (BEHTBP); Bis(2-ethylhexyl) 3,4,5,6-tetrabromophthalate; Di(2-ethylhexyl) tetrabromophthalate
EC number
Registered production volume
Source: ECHA
100 - 1000 tonnes per annum
(Bio)monitoring data
Found in humans, mammals and birds in many regions of the world. Source: Chen et al 2013; Lam et al 2009; Sühring et al 2013; Guerra et al 2012; Ali et al 2013; He et al 2013; Herzke et al 2013
Possible uses
This substance has persistent, bioackumulative and toxic properties.It has been detected in environmental samples from various regions and in human and wildlife samples. Both experimental and estimated data show PBT properties.
Technical function of substances
BEH-TEBP is used as a plasticizer in PVC plastic, neoprene rubber, wire and cable insulation, film and sheeting, carpet backing, coated fabrics, wall coverings and adhesives. BEH-TEBP is also used, together with 2-ethylhexyltetrabromobenzoate (TBB), in the additive flame retardant product Firemaster 550, produced as a replacement for pentabromodiphenyl ether (pentaBDE) in polyurethane foam applications. Its presence in the products BZ-54 and DP-45 have also been reported. Source: de Wit et al 2011; Davis and Stapleton 2009
Registered use(s) - Sector End Use (SU)
Source: ECHA
SU 11: Manufacture of rubber products
SU 12: Manufacture of plastics products, including compounding and conversion
SU 19: Building and construction work
Registered use(s) - Chemical Product category (PC)
Source: ECHA
PC 21: Laboratory chemicals
PC 32: Polymer preparations and compounds
Registered use(s) - Article category (AC)
AC 10: Rubber articles
AC 13: Plastic articles
AC 2: Machinery, mechanical appliances, electrical/electronic articles
Registered use(s) - Environmental Release Category (ERC)
Source: ECHA
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 2: Formulation of preparations
ERC 3: Formulation in materials
ERC 5: Industrial use resulting in inclusion into or onto a matrix
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 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 14: Production of preparations or articles by tabletting, compression, extrusion, pelletisation
PROC 15: Use as laboratory reagent
PROC 1: Use in closed process, no likelihood of exposure
PROC 21: Low energy manipulation 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 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

GREAT LAKES CHEMICAL - CENTRAL, 2226 Haynesville Highway, El Dorado, Union, 71730-9712, AR, , USA


Lanxess Corp OR, Chempark,51369, Leverkusen NRW, Germany

LANXESS CORPORATION GREENSBORO, 520 Broome Rd., Greensboro, Guilford, 27406-3799, NC, , USA

Teknor Apex

TEKNOR APEX TENNESSEE CO (AKA HAYWOOD CO), 751 Dupree Street, Brownsville, Haywood, 38012-1708, TN, , USA

Source: ECHA