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Four Substances Added to the REACH Candidate List — January 2020

The European Chemical Agency (ECHA), on January 16, 2020 added four additional substances and substance groups to the EU REACH Candidate List. The new Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) entries are listed in the table below.  There is now a total of 205 SVHCs on the REACH Candidate List. The IEC 62474 Validation Team has reviewed the substances for potential uses in EEE – two of the four SVHCs are possible EEE constituents.  The IEC 62474 DSL was also updated on January 16, 2020.

Substance nameECCASExamples of use(s) (ECHA)
Diisohexyl phthalate276-090-2 71850-09-4Not registered under REACH.
2-benzyl-2-dimethylamino-4'-morpholinobutyrophenone404-360-3119313-12-1The substance is used in polymer production
2-methyl-1-(4-methylthiophenyl)-2-morpholinopropan-1-one400-600-671868-10-5The substance is used in polymer production
Perfluorobutane sulfonic acid (PFBS) and its salts  --Used as a catalyst/ additive/reactant in polymer manufacture and in chemical synthesis. It is also used as a flame retardant in polycarbonate (for electronic equipment).