Benzoates Group

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These substances were identified for action under the Chemicals Management Plan (CMP). This screening assessment focuses on 9 of 10 substances referred to collectively as the Benzoates Group.

Summary of publications
Substance group CAS RN Common name DSL name Public comments on the draft screening assessment Final screening assessment Proposed conclusion on section 64 criteria Follow-up activities
Benzoates Group 93-58-3 Methyl benzoate Benzoic acid, methyl ester HTML HTML Does not meet None planned at this time
93-89-0 Ethyl benzoate Benzoic acid, ethyl ester
120-50-3 Isobutyl benzoate Benzoic acid, isobutyl ester
120-55-8 Diethylene glycol dibenzoate Ethanol, 2,2'-oxybis-, dibenzoate
136-60-7 Butyl benzoate Benzoic acid, butyl ester
614-33-5 Tribenzoin 1,2,3-Propanetriol, tribenzoate
8024-05-3 Tuberose oils Oils, tuberose
27138-31-4 Dipropylene glycol dibenzoate Propanol, oxybis-, dibenzoate
68052-23-3 Trimethylpentanediyl dibenzoate 1,3-Pentanediol, 2,2,4-trimethyl-, dibenzoate
Date Activity
February 9, 2019 Publication of the final screening assessment. The related notice was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I: Vol. 153, No. 6.
December 30, 2017 Publication and start of 60-day public comment period on the draft screening assessment.  The related notice was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I: Vol. 151, No. 52.


One other substance, 1,3-benzenedicarboxylic acid (CAS RN 121-91-5), was identified as being part of the Benzoates Group at the outset of the third phase of the CMP. This substance was subsequently determined to be of low concern to both human health and the environment, through other approaches. Conclusions for 1,3-benzenedicarboxylic acid are provided in the Screening Assessment for Substances Identified as Being of Low Concern using the Ecological Risk Classification of Organic Substances and the Threshold of Toxicological Concern (TTC)-based Approach for Certain Substances .

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