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EC Number

The EC Number (EC = European Community) is an ordering criterion in the European chemicals legislation (REACH Regulation). It consists of 7 digits and dashes, and is constructed as follows:

  1. Sequence of exactly 3 digits
  2. Dash
  3. Sequence of exactly 3 digits
  4. Dash
  5. 1 digit
Examples:
  • 200-001-8 Formaldehyde
  • 310-127-6 Asbestos