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Ex-European Chemicals Bureau : New Chemicals - ELINCS (European LIst of Notified Chemical Substances)






In accordance with Commission Decision 85/71/EEC [pursuant to Directive 92/32/EEC, the 7th amendment to Directive 67/548/EEC (hereinafter "the Directive") on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous substances] the European List of Notified Chemical Substances (ELINCS) has been established with publication in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJ).

Data Main fields include:

    EC Number

    Registration Number

    Trade Name


    Name in the IUPAC Nomenclature

Summary of 2003 version:

A 5th edition of ELINCS, compiling substances notified in accordance with the Directive until 30th June 1995, is the last available update published in the OJ. A 6th edition, comprehensive of substances notified until 30th June 1998, and published in all EU languages as a Commission document, is available on-line via Europa EUR-Lex address:, located under 'Documents of public interest' with reference: COM(2003) 642, dated 29.10.2003.

2003 version (in PDF):

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Summary of 2006 version:

The following version of ELINCS (November 2006) includes all substances notified until 30th June 2005. The new version contains 554 new entries in comparison to the last version (March 2005), and 4381 substances in total. It covers 97% of all substances registered in the New Chemicals Database up to November 2006 (4518 substances).

2006 version in XLS spreadsheet is available at:

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Background informatiom on 2006 version (in PDF format) is at:

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