Ethylene Glycol Ethers Group
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These substances were identified for action under the Chemicals Management Plan (CMP). Monoglyme was not identified under subsection 73(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999) but was included in this assessment as it was considered a priority based on other human health concerns.
- Summary of Publications
Summary of Publications
|Substance Group||CAS RN||Common Name||DSL Name||Draft Screening Assessment||Proposed Conclusion on Section 64 Criteria||Follow-up Activities|
|Ethylene Glycol Ethers Group||110-71-4||Monoglyme [Ethylene glycol dimethyl ether]||Ethane, 1,2-Dimethoxy-||HTML||Does not meet||Under consideration|
|111-46-6||Diethylene glycol||Ethanol, 2,2'-oxybis-||None planned at this time|
|111-90-0||Diethylene glycol monoethyl ether||Ethanol, 2-(2-ethoxyethoxy)-|
|112-07-2||Ethylene glycol monobutyl ether acetate||Ethanol, 2-butoxy-, acetate|
|112-27-6||Triethylene glycol||Ethanol, 2,2'-[1,2-ethanediylbis(oxy)]bis-|
|112-34-5||Diethylene glycol monobutyl ether||Ethanol, 2-(2-butoxyethoxy)-|
|112-60-7||Tetraethylene glycol||Ethanol, 2,2'-[oxybis(2,1-ethanediyloxy)]bis-|
|March 4, 2017||Publication and start of 60-day public comment period on the draft screening assessment (including follow-up activities for monoglyme). The related Notice was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I: Vol. 151, No. 9.|
|January 2018||Anticipated publication of the final screening assessment.|
Two additional substances (CAS RNs 111-96-6 and 112-49-2) were initially identified as belonging to the ethylene glycol ethers assessment; however, they are no longer being assessed as part of this group. Instead, these two substances were considered in the human health Threshold of Toxicological Concern (TTC) and the Ecological Risk Classification of Organic Substances Science Approach Documents. In those documents, these two substances were identified as being of low concern to both human health and the environment. Proposed assessment conclusions for these two substances, considering the human health TTC and Ecological Risk Classification of Organic Substances Approaches, are scheduled for publication spring 2017.
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