Glycol Ethers REACH Consortium

The Glycol Ethers consortium was formed upon the initiative of the Oxygenated Solvents Producers Association (OSPA), to prepare consistent REACH registration dossiers.

Substances covered

The substances to be registered under REACH and covered in the Glycol Ethers consortium can be found in the GE substances list.

Substance CAS Number Substance name Uses mapping Classification
EGBE 111-76-2 2-butoxyethanol Uses Acute Tox. 4 (oral, dermal and inhalation)
Skin Irrit.2
Eye Irrit.2
EGBEA 112-07-2 2-butoxyethyl acetate Uses Acute Tox. 4 (oral, dermal and inhalation)
DEGME 111-77-3 2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethanol Uses Repr. 2
DEGEE 111-90-0 2-(2-ethoxyethoxy)ethanol Uses Not classified
DEGBE 112-34-5 2-(2-butoxyethoxy)ethanol Uses Eye Irrit. 2
DEGBEA 124-17-4 2-(2-butoxyethoxy)ethyl acetate   Not classified
TEGME 112-35-6 2-(2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethoxy)ethanol   Not classified
TEGEE 112-50-5 2-(2-(2-ethoxyethoxy)ethoxy)ethanol   Not classified
TEGBE 143-22-6 2-(2-(2-butoxyethoxy)ethoxy)ethanol Uses >=30% Eye Damage 1
>=20%-<30% Eye Irrit. 2
TEGME-H 161907-79-5 9004-77-4 ethanol, 2-methoxy-, manufacture of, by-products from    
TEGEE-H 161907-78-4 9004-77-4 ethanol, 2-ethoxy-, manufacture of, by-products from    
NLP Bu Heavies 9004-77-7 Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), ?-butyl-?-hydroxy- Uses  
EGiPE 109-59-1 2-isopropoxyethanol Uses Flam. Liquid 3
Acute Tox. 4 (dermal and inhalation)
Skin Irrit. 2
EGHE 112-25-4 2-hexyloxyethanol    
EGPhE 122-99-6 2-phenoxyethanol Uses Yes
PGEE 1569-02-4 1-ethoxypropan-2-ol Uses Flam. Liquid 3
Eye Irrit. 2
STOT Single Exp.3 (central nervous system by inhalation)
PGEEA 54839-24-6 2-ethoxy-1-methylethyl acetate Uses Flam. Liquid 3
STOT Single Exp. 3 (central nervous system by inhalation)
PGME 107-98-2 1-methoxypropan-2-ol    
PGMEA 108-65-6 2-methoxy-1-methylethyl acetate    
DPGME 34590-94-8 (2-methoxymethylethoxy)propanol     
TPGME 25498-49-1 [2-(2-methoxymethylethoxy)methylethoxy]propanol    
PGBE 5131-66-8 1-butoxypropan-2-ol    
DPGBE 29911-28-2 1-(2-butoxy-1-methylethoxy)propan-2-ol    
TPGBE 55934-93-5 [(butoxymethylethoxy)methylethoxy]propan-1-ol    
TPGBE-H 9003-13-8 Poly[oxy(methyl-1,2-ethanediyl)],a-butyl-w-hydroxy    
PGPE 1569-01-3 1-propoxypropan-2-ol    
PGPhE 770-35-4 1-phenoxypropan-2-ol    
DEGHE 112-59-4 2-(2-hexyloxyethoxy)ethanol Uses Yes
EGPE 2807-30-9 2-(propyloxy)ethanol Uses Yes
TetraEGBE 1559-34-8 3,6,9,12-tetraoxahexadecan-1-ol    
TEGBE TetraEGBE EC 907-996-4 Reaction mass of 2-(2-(2-butoxyethoxy)ethoxy)ethanol and 3,6,9,12-tetraoxahexadecan-1-ol   >=30% Eye Damage 1
>=20%-<30% Eye Irrit. 2
TetraEGME 23783-42-8 3,6,9,12-tetraoxotridecanol   Not classified
DPGPE 29911-27-1 1-(1-methyl-2-propoxyethoxy)propan-2-ol    
TEGBE-H / Buthyl Heavies 161907-77-3 Obsolete - now covered by NLP BuH or TEGBE-TetraEGBE    


The Glycol Ethers consortium structure includes a Steering Committee, a Technical Committee and the consortium secretariat managed by ReachCentrum.

In this consortium, 8 companies currently combine their efforts to prepare consistent registration dossiers.

Letter of Access

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