Reason for inclusion on the SIN List
Octylphenolethoxylates are reported to have endocrine disrupting properties. They are the precursors of Octylphenol which is a persistent substance. It has been found in the environment.
Date for inclusion on the SIN List
Hazard class and category code(s)
No harmonized CLP classification
Octylphenol etoxilate; Octylphenoletoxilate; OPEs; Polyethylene glycol octylphenol ether; Ethoxylated octylphenol; Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl),alpha-(octylphenyl)omega-hydroxy-, branched
Yes, In drinking water, air, sediment and sludge
Source: DOW, ERMA
Triton X surfactants. Uses for octylethoxylates are similar to those of nonylphenol ethoxylates.
Technical function of substances
wetting agent, emulsifier, detergent