Other assessments

Other assessments comprise:

  • secondary notification assessments of chemicals previously assessed by NICNAS
  • targeted assessments (focused on hazard, exposure or use) of existing chemicals for which there were potential health or environmental concerns or relevant new data.

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1,4-Butanediol—hazard assessment [WORD 553 KB]

CAS number: 110-63-4

Published 1 March 2009

The major uses of 1,4-butanediol are as an intermediate and chain extender in the production of urethane prepolymers, polyether diols, polyester polymers (particularly polybutylene terephthalate) and in the manufacture of tetrahydrofuran.


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Chemical in OLOA 270—secondary notification assessment [WORD 1 MB]

CAS number: Confidential

Published 1 May 2008

The primary use of OLOA 270 is as an ingredient in lubricant oils used by the marine diesel engine lubricant market. A small amount is also used for high performance hydraulic oils for closed hydraulic systems in large construction equipment such as earth movers, road graders and power scoop shovels.


Chemical in reagent S-10104 promoter—secondary notification assessment [WORD 270 KB]

CAS number: 1001320-38-2

Published 1 August 2015

Carbamic acid, N-[(butylthio)thioxomethyl]-, butyl ester (Chemical in Reagent S-10104 Promoter), was notified by Cytec Australia Holdings Pty Limited and assessed by NICNAS as a new chemical in 2008. The chemical was listed on the AICS in July 2013. In 2014 Cytec Australia Holdings Pty Limited informed NICNAS of new hazard data. This secondary notification assessment focuses on the new health hazard and physico-chemical hazard data.


Common skin sensitisers—hazard classification [WORD 728 KB]

CAS number: 30618-84-9; 7791-13-1; 78491-02-8; 51229-78-8; 39236-46-9; 55965-84-9; 5307-14-2; 514-10-3 95-33-0; 137-30-4; 8027-33-6; 68603-42-9; 12221-69-1; 8001-54-5; 9003-35-4; 25035-71-6; 25085-50-1 7681-57-4; 109-16-0

Published 1 January 2005

This report by NICNAS examines 53 common sensitisers identified by the Occupational Dermatology Research and Education Centre to determine their status with respect to the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission's List of Designated Hazardous Substance.


Complex soap TH17—secondary notification assessment [WORD 461KB]

CAS number: Confidential

Published 1 October 2009

The grease products containing the Complex Soap TH17 are used for long term and lifelong lubrication of rolling bearings in sealed components in the automotive industry.


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Diamide epoxy curing agent—secondary notification assessment [WORD 196 KB]

CAS number: Confidential

Published 1 April 2016

This chemical is imported into Australia as an ingredient of two-part epoxy adhesives for bonding applications in the automotive, aerospace and industrial markets.


Diethylene glycol (DEG)—hazard assessment [WORD 638 KB]

CAS number: 111-46-6

Published 1 June 2009

Worldwide, the largest use of DEG is as an intermediate in chemical syntheses (e.g. in the production of polyester resins, polyurethanes, the explosive diethylene glycol nitrate and other ethylene glycols). It is also used in cement grinding, as an anti-freeze agent, as a constituent of brake fluids, as a humectant for tobacco, glues and corks, as a solvent for paints, lacquers and cosmetics and as a plasticiser for paper, packaging materials and coatings.


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Ethanaminium, 2-hydroxy-N,N-bis(2-hydroxyethyl)-N-methyl-, esters with C16-18 and C18-unsatd. fatty acids, Me sulfates (salts)—secondary notification assessment [WORD 292 KB]

CAS number: 157905-74-3

Published 19 September 2018

The final secondary notification assessment Ethanaminium, 2-hydroxy-N,N-bis(2-hydroxyethyl)-N-methyl-, esters with C16-18 and C18-unsatd. fatty acids, Me sulfates (salts) (CAS RN 157905-74-3) has been published – STD/1258S


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Fluorosurfactant FC-4430—secondary notification assessment [WORD 265 KB]

CAS number: 375-73-5

Published 1 August 2015

Fluorosurfactant FC-4430 was assessed by NICNAS as a new chemical under the limited category in 2003 and is now listed in the Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS). Although the notified polymer was originally assessed for use in protective products for carpets, it is no longer used or intended to be used at any time in the future in these products. In 2013, additional information was provided that warranted a secondary notification of Fluorosurfactant FC-4430.


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D-Glucitol, 1-deoxy-1-(methylamino)-, N-C10-16 acyl derivatives - Final Secondary Notification report

CAS number: 173145-38-5

Published 30 May 2017

Final report Secondary Notification STD 735S D-glucitol, 1-deoxy-1-(methylamino)-, N-C10-16 acyl derivatives


α-D-Glucopyranoside, β-D-fructofuranosyl, octadecanoate

CAS number: 37318-31-3

Published 7 November 2017

α-D-Glucopyranoside, β-D-fructofuranosyl, octadecanoate, CAS 37318-31-3, is a UVCB substance consisting of C18 mono, di, tri and poly esters of sucrose. It was originally notified to and assessed by NICNAS in 2010 as an ingredient of imported, finished ink cartridges. This secondary notification assessment reassess the risk posed to the public, workers, and the environment based on new information provided.


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HFE-7100—secondary notification assessment [WORD 977 KB]

CAS number: Confidential

Published 1 November 2006

HFE-7100 was assessed as a new chemicals as a standard notification in 1997. As a result of new toxicity data and information on a new use pattern becoming available, HFE-7100 has now been reassessed under the secondary notification provisions relevant to existing chemicals.


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Infineum C9350—secondary notification assessment [WORD 1.2 MB]

CAS number: Confidential

Published 1 November 2006

Infineum C9350 is used as an additive to oils used as lubricants in the cutting of metals with small amounts imported for crankcase oils.


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Methyldibromo glutaronitrile (MDBGN) [WORD 510 KB]

CAS number: 35691-65-7

Published 1 June 2009

Methyldibromo glutaronitrile (MDBGN) is used as a preservative and biocide in a wide range of aqueous-based products, including cosmetics. In Australia, it has been reported as a component of adhesives and coatings in addition to various personal care products (sunscreens, shampoos, shower gels and wet wipe hand towels).


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N-(n-butyl) thiophosphoric triamide (NBPT)—secondary notification assessment [WORD 223 KB]

CAS number: 94317-64-3

Published 1 February 2011

N-(n-butyl) thiophosphoric triamide (NBPT) was assessed by NICNAS in 1997 as a new chemical and is now listed in the Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS). In June 2009, additional data on NBPT was provided that warranted secondary notification. This secondary notification assessment focuses on the new data provided. NBPT is a urease inhibitor which can reduce nitrogen loss by ammonia volatilisation from urea. It is used as a fertiliser additive in agricultural applications.


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PBDE [WORD 408 KB]

CAS number: 32534-81-9

Published 1 March 2007

This report addresses potential risks to human health following exposure to PBDE congeners.


Phoslock—secondary notification assessment [WORD 483 KB]

CAS number: 302346-65-2

Published 1 January 2014

Bentonite, lanthanian (Trade Name: Phoslock™) was assessed by NICNAS in 2001 as a new chemical and is now listed in the Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS). Phoslock™ is designed to adsorb oxyanions, predominantly phosphate, from a variety of natural aquatic environments notably in order to reduce the incidence of algal blooms. In 2007, additional data on Phoslock™ became available that warranted secondary notification.


Phthalates—final hazard assessment and compendium

CAS number:

Published 15 September 2016


Polychlorinated diphenyl ethers [WORD 161 KB]

CAS number: Various

Published 1 July 2002

This report outlines the quantities of polychlorinated diphenyl ethers (PCDEs) imported and manufactured in Australia, the uses of these chemicals, information on the physico-chemical characteristics and overseas regulatory initiatives pertaining to these chemicals. This report was produced due to concerns surrounding their potential to persist and bioaccumulate in the environment. PCDEs are a group of 209 halogenated aromatic compounds


Polychlorinated Naphthalenes [PDF 175KB]

CAS number:

Published 22 December 2016

The objectives of this report was to, at the time of publishing, to identify the quantities of PCN or PCN products imported into and manufactured in Australia and its uses.


Polychlorinated styrenes [WORD 181 KB]

CAS number: 29082-74-4; 2039-85-2; 2039-87-4; 1073-67-2

Published 1 July 2002

This report outlines the quantities of chlorinated styrenes imported and manufactured in Australia, the uses of these chemicals, information on the physico-chemical characteristics and overseas regulatory initiatives pertaining to these chemicals. This report was produced due to concerns surrounding their potential to persist and bioaccumulate in the environment.


Polymer in E7581—secondary notification assessment [WORD 552 KB]

CAS number: Confidential

Published 1 October 2005

Polymer in E7581 was assessed by NICNAS as a new chemical in 1999. As a result of new data on skin and eye irritation and reproduction/developmental effects becoming available, Polymer in E7581 was reassessed under the secondary notification provisions of the ICNA Act 1989. Polymer in E7581 iis used as a component in fuel additive packages.


Polymer in millifluid PC-51—secondary notification assessment [WORD 288 KB]

CAS number: Confidential

Published 1 June 2013

In March 2012 a new product Polymer in Millifluid® PC-51, a 40% aqueous solution of a previously assessed polymer, was introduced to Australia. The new product warranted secondary notification because it will be manufactured in Australia rather than imported, and in much larger quantities than originally notified. This secondary notification assessment focuses on the new data provided. The polymer will be used in the manufacture of plasterboard in building sites around Australia.


Polymer in reactant red X64—secondary notification assessment [WORD 1.2 MB]

CAS number: Confidential

Published 1 April 2003

Polymer in Reactint Red X64 was assessed as a new chemical in 1996 in the Limited (LTD) category of notification. As a result of new data becoming available, Polymer in Reactint Red X64 has been reassessed under secondary notification provisions of the ICNA Act 1989. This assessment evaluates new animal and environmental studies.


Polysiloxanes, di-Me, 3-[3-[(3-coco amidopropyl)dimethylammonio]-2-hydroxypropoxy]propyl group-terminated, acetates (salts) - Secondary notification assessment [Word 268 KB]

CAS number: 134737-05-6

Published 25 September 2017

NICNAS assessed this as a new chemical in 1993 and it is now listed on the chemical inventory, AICS. No human health or environmental hazard classifications were made at the time of the new chemical assessment. In 2014, additional data on the notified polymer indicated that its short-chain form (ABIL Quat 3270; number average molecular weight (NAMW) ~1670) is a skin sensitiser and has environmental toxicity. This assessment focuses on the new data provided and reviews the hazard profile of the notified polymer and the related effect on the risks to human health and environment.


Potassium perfluorobutane sulfonate—hazard assessment [WORD 1.2 MB]

CAS number: 29420-49-3

Published 12 September 2016

NICNAS called for information on perfluoroalkyl sulfonate (PFAS) chemicals in September 2002. This was because of concerns that the PFAS group of industrial chemicals may be hazardous to human health and the environment. PFBS-based chemicals are used in industrial and consumer carpet protection treatments, industrially applied corrosion resistant paints and coatings, and high performance industrial chemical applications in the metal processing industry


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Short chain chlorinated paraffins—environmental exposure assessment [WORD 215 KB]

CAS number: 68920-70-7, 85535-84-8, 71011-12-6, 85536-22-7, 85681-73-8, 108171-26-2

Published 1 July 2004

This report focuses on environmental exposure to short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) arising from use and disposal of metal working fluids containing these compounds. While the report is not a risk assessment per se, some discussions on environmental toxicity and likely risks have been included.


Sifosil Hazard Assessment NA931 Final draft [WORD 174 KB]

CAS number: Confidential

Published 9 January 2018

Sifosil was assessed by NICNAS as a new chemical in 2001 for use in automotive coolants, and it is now listed on the AICS. Since the time of the new chemical assessment, new human health and environmental data have become available. NICNAS determined that secondary notification was not required as the risk management controls recommended in the original assessment were sufficient to mitigate any potential risks arising from the hazards. This report summarises all available hazard data on the chemical and presents a revised hazard classification.


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Tetrachlorobenzyltoluenes [WORD 168 KB]

CAS number: 76253-60-6

Published 1 July 2002

This report outlines the amount of Tetrachlorobenzyltoluenes (TCBTs) or TCBT products imported and manufactured in Australia, the uses of these chemicals, information on the physico- chemical characteristics of these chemicals and overseas regulatory initiatives pertaining to these chemicals.


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Z-28—secondary notification assessment [WORD 737 KB]

CAS number: Not assigned

Published 12 September 2016

Z-28 was assessed as NA/418 as a new chemicals in 1996 under the Standard category of notification. As a result of new data becoming available, Z-28 has now been reassessed under the secondary notification provisions of the ICNA Act. This assessment evaluates new environmental studies including acute toxicity studies on aquatic life.


Last update 19 September 2018