Furan Compounds Group

These substances were identified for action under the Chemicals Management Plan (CMP). This screening assessment focuses on 4 of 5 substances referred to collectively as the Furan Compounds Group.

Summary of publications
Substance group CAS RN Common name DSL name Draft screening assessment Risk management scope Proposed conclusion on section 64 criteria Follow-up activities
Furan Compounds Group 77-09-8 Phenolphthalein 1(3H)-Isobenzofuranone, 3,3-bis(4-hydroxyphenyl)- HTML None Does not meet Under consideration
98-00-0 Furfuryl Alcohol 2-Furanmethanol HTML Meets one or more of the criteria Refer to risk management scope
109-99-9 Tetrahydrofuran Furan, tetrahydro-
110-00-9 Furan Furan None Does not meet None planned at this time
Date Activity
September 2019 Anticipated publication of the Final Screening Assessment for the Furan Compounds Group and of the Proposed Risk Management Approach for Furfuryl Alcohol and Tetrahydrofuran.
September 1, 2018 Publication and start of 60-day public comment period on the Draft Screening Assessment for the Furan Compounds Group (including follow-up activities for phenolphthalein) and the Risk Management Scope for Furfuryl Alcohol and Tetrahydrofuran.  The related notice was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I: Vol. 152, No. 35.


One other substance, thiophene, tetrahydro-, 1,1-dioxide (CAS RN 126-33-0), was identified as being part of the Furan Compounds 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 this substance are provided in the 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 Screening Assessment.

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