Ethers Group

Information sheet

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

Summary of publications
Substance group CAS RN Common name and acronym DSL name Draft screening assessment Proposed conclusion on section 64 criteria Follow-up activities
Ethers Group 60-29-7 Diethyl ether (DEE) Ethane, 1,1'-oxybis- 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)-
Table 1 Footnote a

This substance was not identified under subsection 73(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 but was included in this assessment as it was considered a priority on the basis of other human health concerns.

Table 1 Return to footnote a referrer

Timelines
Date Activity
March 2022 Anticipated publication of the final screening assessment.
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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