China China adds 23 new substances to its inventory of existing chemicals

China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment on October 13, 2021,  released a list of 23 substances that have been added to the Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances in China. The newly added chemicals are listed in the table below.


English name

1 2-(4-Chlorophenyl)-3-methylbutyryl chloride
2 Hexadecylsulphonic acid sodium salt
3 Ethanone, 1-(2,4-dichloro-5-fluorophenyl)-
4 Benzoyl chloride, 2,3,4,5-tetrafluoro-
5 Bismuth citrate
6 Tetraethyl orthocarbonate
7 Sodium tert-pentoxide
8 DL-4-Chlorophenylglycine
9 2-Bromo-4-butanolide
10 4-Carboxybenzenesulfonamide
11 2-Chloro-4-methylsulphonylbenzoic acid
12 Guanidine sulfamate
13 2-Chloro-6-fluorobenzyl chloride
14 Divanadium tris (sulfate)
15 2-Ethoxypropene
16 Boron trifluoride acetonitrile complex
17 Salicylhydroxamic acid
18 2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5-Octafluoro-1-pentanol
19 Iron oxide (Fe2O3), mixed with silica, calcined
20 2,3,5-Trimethylpyridine
21 Tetraterbium heptaoxide
22 Magnesium peroxide
23 α-(2,4-Dichlorophenyl)-1H-imidazole-1-ethanol

These new chemicals were added to the inventory after companies and industry groups submitted requests for their addition and the ministry examined them and confirmed that they met the criteria for addition specified by the Measures on the Environmental Management and Registration of New Chemical Substances and the Guidelines for the Environmental Management and Registration of New Chemical Substances.

In an announcement in June 2019, the ministry stated that companies and relevant industry groups may request that substances which had been produced in or imported into China before October 15, 2003 be added to the inventory. Many companies, including Japanese-owned firms, and industry groups have submitted this request.


The official list of the newly added substances (in simplified Chinese) is available at

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