4. Identification of Substances for REACH – Practicalities

  1. Peter Fisk

Published Online: 1 NOV 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118683989.ch4

Chemical Risk Assessment

Chemical Risk Assessment

How to Cite

Fisk, P. (2013) Identification of Substances for REACH – Practicalities, in Chemical Risk Assessment, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118683989.ch4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 NOV 2013
  2. Published Print: 13 DEC 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119953685

Online ISBN: 9781118683989

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Keywords:

  • REACH;
  • monoconstituent;
  • multiconstituent;
  • MCS;
  • UVCB;
  • sameness;
  • substance identifiers;
  • EC Name;
  • CAS;
  • SMILES;
  • Substance analysis;
  • sameness;
  • impurities;
  • characterisation;
  • quantification;
  • chromatography;
  • spectroscopy;
  • NMR;
  • MS;
  • GC;
  • HPLC;
  • ICP;
  • IR;
  • FT-IR;
  • UV-Vis;
  • chromophore

Summary

Substance Identification is vital to successful REACH compliance and is often poorly considered. Substances are classified as a mono-constituent substance, multi-constituent substance (MCS) or “substances with unknown or variable composition or of biological origin” (UVCB), nanomaterials or articles. The EC Number is allocated to each substance. Sameness is required to be proved. Approaches to the substance identification of an essentially-pure and complex substances are explained. Further discussion of substance identification and sameness is given in Appendix B.