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Highest indicative risk is low risk – chemical identity

Guide to completing the ‘Chemical identity’ section of the pre-introduction report for ‘highest indicative risk is low risk and the other types do not apply’ in AICIS Business Services.

What is the proper name of the industrial chemical?

You, or someone else, must provide a CAS name or IUPAC name for your chemical. Do not enter a trade name or marketing name for the industrial chemical.

Example:

Formaldehyde
Formalin

If you do not have a CAS or IUPAC name for the chemical, we accept an INCI name in very limited circumstances as described below.

INCI names

If you wish to use an International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI) name as the 'proper name' for an industrial chemical, you must meet all 4 criteria below for the chemical and its name

1. The chemical does not have a CAS or IUPAC name.

2. The chemical is a plant extract – for example, extract of flowers, seeds or leaves of trees, shrubs, herbs, grasses, ferns and mosses.

3. The name for the plant extract is an INCI name based on a proper botanical name.

Example:
Helianthus Annuus Leaf/Stem Extract
Sunflower extract

4. The plant extract cannot be chemically modified. For example, the chemical cannot be hydrolysed, acetylated or hydrogenated.

Example:
❌ We would not accept 'Hydrogenated sweet almond oil'.

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