Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4)

CAS Number
556-67-2
Name
Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4)
SIN Groups
Organosilicones
Reason for inclusion on the SIN List
D4 is conculded to be an SVHC by ECHA member state commitee due to PBT properties.
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
Repr. 2
Aquatic Chronic 4

Chemical information

Synonyms
Cyclomethicone; OMCTS; D4
EC number
209-136-7
Hazard statement code(s)
Source: ECHA
H361f ***
H413
Registered production volume
Source: ECHA
100000 - 1000000 tonnes per annum
(Bio)monitoring data
Yes, in human adipose tissue and exhalation air. In indoor and outdoor air, biogas, sediment and sludge, marine and fresh water fish, marine mammals.
Possible uses
Source: NORD 2005; (1) Environment Canada; (2) HSDB; (3) Clearco
Methyl silicon oils and fluids, fermentation processes, production of instant coffee, adhesives, reprographic agents; paint, lacquers, varnishes; tanning of leather (luggage, handbags, saddlery, harness and footwear); surface treatment and polishing agents for plastic materials; impregnation materials in paints, textile; anti-set-off and anti-adhesive agents; softeners, surfactants, detergents; fillers / sealing compounds; pharmaceuticals; printing inks; lubricants and fuel additives (1); paper coatings and sizing; diet soft drinks; food washing solutions (2); cosmetic products (antiperspirants, deodorants, hair sprays, skin creams, lotions, stick products, bath oils, suntan and shaving products, make-up, nail polishes) (2,3)
Technical function of substances
Source: HSDB, KEMi (2005)
Intermediate, softener, emolliant, anti-foaming agent, process regulators; excellent spreading easy rubout lubricant, high purity silicone fluid
Registered use(s) - Sector End Use (SU)
Source: ECHA
SU 10: Formulation [mixing] of preparations and/or re-packaging (excluding alloys)
SU 11: Manufacture of rubber products
SU 12: Manufacture of plastics products, including compounding and conversion
SU 13: Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products, e.g. plasters, cement
SU 16: Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products, electrical equipment
SU 24: Scientific research and development
SU 5: Manufacture of textiles, leather, fur
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 15: Non-metal-surface treatment products
PC 19: Intermediate
PC 1: Adhesives, sealants
PC 21: Laboratory chemicals
PC 23: Leather tanning, dye, finishing, impregnation and care products
PC 24: Lubricants, greases, release products
PC 31: Polishes and wax blends
PC 33: Semiconductors
PC 34: Textile dyes, finishing and impregnating products
including bleaches and other processing aids
PC 35: Washing and cleaning products (including solvent based products)
PC 39: Cosmetics, personal care products
PC 9a: Coatings and paints, thinners, paint removes
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 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 6c: Industrial use of monomers for manufacture of thermoplastics
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 8b: Wide dispersive indoor use of reactive substances in open systems
ERC 8d: Wide dispersive outdoor use of processing aids in open systems
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 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 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)
556-67-2

Producers

Company Group
Company Name
3M

3M Belgium BVBA/SPRL, Hermeslaan 7 1831 Diegem, , Belgium

3M Deutschland GmbH, Carl-Schurz-Strasse 1 41453 Neuss, , Germany

Bluestar Group

BLUESTAR SILICONES FRANCE S.A.S., Immeuble DANICA 21, Avenue Georges Pompidou,69002, Lyon, France

Bluestar Silicones USA Corp., Two Tower Center Boulevard, East Brunswick, Middlesex, 08816, NJ, , USA

Clariant

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

Corning

DOW CORNING CORP, 4770 Highway 42 East, Carrollton, Carroll, 41008, KY, , USA

DOW CORNING CORP MIDLAND PLANT, 3901 South Saginaw Road, Midland, Midland, 48640-5670, MI, , USA

Dow Corning Europe S.A. - OR - China, PSRC - Rue Jules Bordet Zone industrielle C,7180, Seneffe, Belgium

Dow Corning Europe S.A. - OR - DCC, PSRC - Rue Jules Bordet Zone industrielle C,7180, Seneffe, Belgium

Dow Corning Europe S.A. - OR - DCT, PSRC - Rue Jules Bordet Zone industrielle C,7180, Seneffe, Belgium

Dow Corning Limited - M/I, PSRC - Cardiff Road, CF632YL, Barry, South Glamorgan Wales, United Kingdom

DOWDUPONT

DOW CORNING CORP, 4770 Highway 42 East, Carrollton, Carroll, 41008, KY, , USA

DOW CORNING CORP MIDLAND PLANT, 3901 South Saginaw Road, Midland, Midland, 48640-5670, MI, , USA

Dow Corning Europe S.A. - OR - China, PSRC - Rue Jules Bordet Zone industrielle C,7180, Seneffe, Belgium

Dow Corning Europe S.A. - OR - DCC, PSRC - Rue Jules Bordet Zone industrielle C,7180, Seneffe, Belgium

Dow Corning Europe S.A. - OR - DCT, PSRC - Rue Jules Bordet Zone industrielle C,7180, Seneffe, Belgium

Dow Corning Limited - M/I, PSRC - Cardiff Road, CF632YL, Barry, South Glamorgan Wales, United Kingdom

Korea Computer Center

KCC Europe GmbH, Kaiser-Wilhelm-Ring 34,50672, Köln, Germany

Momentive

Momentive Performance Materials, 260 Hudson River Road, Waterford, Saratoga, 12188, NY, , USA

Momentive Performance Materials GmbH, Chempark Building V7,51368, Leverkusen NRW, Germany

RUDOLF VENTURE CHEMICAL

RUDOLF VENTURE CHEMICAL INC, 2304 Ebenezer Rd, Rock Hill, York, 29732, SC, , USA

Service Provider

Chemical Inspection & Regulation Service Limited, Singleton House, Laurence Street, Co. Louth, Drogheda, Ireland

Shin-Etsu Group

Shin-Etsu Silicones Europe BV, Bolderweg 32, 1332 AV, Almere, Netherlands

SHIN-ETSU SILICONES OF AMERICA, 1150 Damar Dr, Akron, Summit, 44305, OH, , USA

Wacker Chemie

WACKER CHEMICAL CORP, 3301 Sutton Road, Adrian, Lenawee County, 49221-9397, MI, , USA

Wacker Chemie AG, Hanns-Seidel-Platz 4,81737, Muenchen, Germany

Source: ECHA