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Revision to SVHC list

Four new substances were added to the REACH Candidate List in January 2022.

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The REACH Candidate List is a list of 223 substances that may have serious effects on human health or the environment. This is known as the ‘list of substances of very high concern’ (SVHCs), and falls under the authorisation category of REACH – hence the use of SVHCs may be prohibited in the future.

A substance may be added to the Candidate List if it has a potential to be i) persistent, bio accumulative and toxic for the environment, ii) carcinogenic, iii) mutagenic or iv) toxic for reproduction.

An aim of the Candidate List is to promote the substitution of SVHCs with less dangerous alternatives.

The latest revision to the SVHC list was published in January 2022. Four new substances were added, and these are listed in the table below.

Table 1: Four new additions to the Candidate List in January 2022
Substance CAS number Reason for proposal Relevant materials or uses
(±)-1,7,7-trimethyl-3-[(4-methylphenyl)methylene]bicyclo[2.2.1]heptan-2-one covering any of the individual isomers and/or combinations thereof (4-MBC) Endocrine disrupting properties Cosmetics
6,6'-di-tert-butyl-2,2'-methylenedi-p-cresol (DBMC) 119-47-1 Toxic for reproduction Rubbers, lubricants, adhesives, inks and fuels
S-(tricyclo['2,6]deca-3-en-8(or 9)-yl) O-(isopropyl or isobutyl or 2-ethylhexyl) O-(isopropyl or isobutyl or 2-ethylhexyl) phosphorodithioate 255881-94-8 Persistent, bio accumulative and toxic (PBT) Antioxidant or stabiliser in the manufacture of polymers and as an additive in the rubber industry. Also used in lubricants, greases, adhesives, sealants, hydraulic fluids and metal working fluids
tris(2-methoxyethoxy)vinylsilane 1067-53-4 Toxic for reproduction Rubbers, plastics, sealants and used to formulate lubricants (additives) and greases that are used by professional workers and at industrial sites

How can we help?


Please contact SATRA's chemistry team ( for assistance with testing for the presence of SVHCs.