09 May 2016

Analysis of N-, O-, and S- heterocyclics in petroleum products using GCxGC with specific detection

Report no. 2/16: REACH dossiers on all p etroleum productcategories were compiled and submitted by Concawe in 2010. ECHA subsequently raised co ncerns regarding the tech nical justification of the assumptions and too ls use d to generate the cu rrent PNECs for petroleum substance components.

One of these issues regarded the lack of ‘oxygen and nitrogen containing petroleum substances’ from the Concawe library of structures in the PETROTOX/PETRORISK IT tool. The unce rtainty linked to this omissi on had not been a ddressed by the Regi strant in t he regi stration do ssier in the conte xt of assessment factor selection.

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