Japan Approves to Designate List of 24 Aromatic Amines as Harmful Substances in Household Products

Vol. 828 | May 06, 2015

On 8 April 2015, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) approved to amend Article 2 of the “Act on Control of Household Products Containing Harmful Substances (Act No. 112 of 1973)” that designates the list of 24 aromatic amines as harmful substances in household products. Amendments to the Act will come into force on 1 April 2016. The specified 24 aromatic amines will be under regulated after the effective date.

 

List of the 24 aromatic amines:

No.Substance NameCAS no
1 4-aminoazobenzene 60-09-03
2 2-amino-4-nitrotoluene 99-55-8
3 4-aminobiphenyl 92-67-1
4 4,4’-oxydianiline 101-80-4
5 o-anisidine 90-04-0
6 o-aminoazotoluene 97-56-3
7 o-toluidine 95-53-4
8 2,4- xylidine 95-68-1
9 2,6-xylidine 87-62-7
10 4-chloro-o-toluidine 95-69-2
11 2,4-diaminoanisole 615-05-4
12 4,4’-diaminodiphenylmethane 101-77-9
13 3,3’-dichlorobenzidine 91-94-1
14 3,3’-dimethyl-4,4’-diaminodiphenylmethane 838-88-0
15 3,3’-dimethylbenzidine 119-93-7
16 3,3’-dimethoxybenzidine 119-90-4
17  4,4’-thiodianiline 139-65-1
18 2,4,5-Trimethylaniline 137-17-7
19 2,4-toluylendiamine 95-80-7
20 2-naphtylamine 91-59-8
21 p-cresidine 120-71-8
22  p-chloroaniline 106-47-8
23 benzidine 92-87-5
24 4,4’-methylene-bis-(2-chloro-aniline) 101-14-4

 

For more information on this subject, please contact:

Mr. Kenny Chan
Email: kenny.chan@intertek.com

Ms. Dicti Wong
Email: dicti.wong@intertek.com

 

 

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