The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has added two new substances of very high concern (SVHC) to the REACH Candidate List. The Candidate List now contains 163 substances.
The two new entries refer to:
1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C6-10-alkyl esters; 1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid, mixed decyl and hexyl and octyl diesters with ≥ 0.3% of dihexyl phthalate (EC No. 201-559-5) which were added to the list due to their reproductive toxicity properties . These substances are used for example as plasticisers and lubricants, including use in adhesives, coatings, building material, cable compounding, polymer foils, PVC compounds and artist supply (e.g. modelling clay and finger paints).
5-sec-butyl-2-(2,4-dimethylcyclohex-3-en-1-yl)-5-methyl-1,3-dioxane , 5-sec-butyl-2-(4,6-dimethylcyclohex-3-en-1-yl)-5-methyl-1,3-dioxane  [covering any of the individual stereoisomers of  and  or any combination thereof]: This second SVHC has been added as a group entry with very persistent and very bioaccumulative properties. This group of substances covers, for example, the product with the trade name „karanal“. Public information sources indicate that karanal is mainly used as a fragrance ingredient.