Ethers Group

Information sheet

These substances were identified for action under the Chemicals Management Plan (CMP). The screening assessment focused on 4 substances referred to collectively under the CMP as the Ethers Group.

Summary of publications
Substance group CAS RN Common name (abbreviation) DSL name Public comments on the draft screening assessment Final screening assessment Conclusion on section 64 criteria Follow-up activities
Ethers Group 60-29-7 Diethyl ether (DEE) Ethane, 1,1'-oxybis- HTML HTML Does not meet None planned at this time
101-84-8 Diphenyl ether (DPE) Benzene, 1,1'-oxybis-
115-10-6Table 1 Footnote a Dimethyl ether (DME) Methane, oxybis-
34590-94-8 Dipropylene glycol methyl ether (DPGME) Propanol, 1(or 2)-(2-methoxymethylethoxy)-
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This substance was not identified under subsection 73(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 but was included in this screening assessment as it was considered a priority on the basis of other human health concerns.

Table 1 Return to footnote a referrer

Date Activity
February 4, 2023 Publication of the final screening assessment. The related notice was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I: Vol. 157, No. 5.
March 13, 2021 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. 155, No. 11.

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