The Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances in China is Now Available from CAS

With the expansion of commercial chemical activity in China, scientists and other professionals involved with manufacturing and chemical usage have convenient access to authoritative information

Jul 31, 2013, 16:56 ET from Chemical Abstracts Service

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), the world's authority for chemical information, announced today that the 2013 Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances in China (IECSC) has been added to its database containing international regulatory information for chemical substances, CHEMLIST®. This information is available on STN®, the choice of patent experts, in SciFinder®, the choice for chemistry research, and will be available later in 2013 on the National Chemical Inventories® on CD. CHEMLIST is the most accurate source of substance and regulatory information with validated CAS Registry Numbers® and the world's most extensive collection of chemical names, consisting of systematic, trade and common names.

The addition of the IECSC to the thirteen national inventories already available in CHEMLIST brings the number of regulated substances in CHEMLIST to more than 300,000. CHEMLIST began with national chemical inventories such as the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances (EINECS), and the Japanese Existing and New Chemical Substances (ENCS). It has expanded to include additional inventories from Canada, Australia, Korea, the Philippines, Switzerland and New Zealand. Lists of chemicals identified as part of the EU REACH legislation, high production volume (HPV) chemicals, priority chemicals, dangerous chemicals with transportation restrictions, as well as pollutant release inventories are also in CHEMLIST.  

The 2013 IECSC adds more than 42,000 registered substances and more than 3,200 confidential substances monitored and reported on in China.

"The inclusion of the 2013 IECSC contributes significantly to the overall CHEMLIST value of providing comprehensive, current and authoritative, international regulated chemical information about substances in commerce worldwide," said Chris McCue, vice president of marketing at CAS. "With China's increasing commercial activity, knowing what substances are controlled there is crucial. CHEMLIST is now a resource for that information."

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