Participating Databases

European Chemical Substances Information System (ESIS) Go to external website

Type of information that can be found via eChemPortal:

Property data sets, Risk assessments, GHS classifications, Use patterns, Industrial chemicals and Biocides.

General information:

ESIS is a complex, heterogeneous information system which provides information on chemicals. It includes the elements listed below.

- EINECS (European Inventory of Existing Commercial chemical Substances) O.J. C 146A, 15.6.1990.
- ELINCS (European List of Notified Chemical Substances) in support of Directive 92/32/EEC, the 7th amendment to Directive 67/548/EEC.
- NLP (No-Longer Polymers).
- BPD (Biocidal Products Directive) active substances listed in Annex I or IA of Directive 98/8/EC or listed in the so-called list of non-inclusions.
- PBT (Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic) or vPvB (very Persistent and very Bioaccumulative).
- CLP/GHS (Classification, Labelling and Packaging of substances and mixtures); CLP implements the Globally harmonised System (GHS), Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008.
- Export and Import of Dangerous Chemicals listed in Annex I of Regulation (EC) No 689/2008.
- HPVCs (High Production Volume Chemicals) and LPVCs (Low Production Volume Chemicals).
- IUCLID Chemical Data Sheets, OECD-IUCLID Export Files, EUSES Export Files.
- Priority Lists, Risk Assessment process and tracking system in relation to Council Regulation (EEC) No 793/93 also known as Existing Substances Regulation (ESR).

Disclaimer for Information available in ESIS

Important legal notice: The information on this site is subject to a disclaimer, a copyright notice and rules related to personal data protection Go to external website

Hazard information:

For High Production Volume Chemicals, the IUCLID data sets submitted by the manufacturers and importers in the context of Council Regulation (EEC) 793/93 can be downloaded as PDF files as well as IUCLID export files. These contain summaries of available studies on hazard of chemicals for numerous endpoints.

Search capabilities:

For substances listed in EINECS, the site can be queried for chemicals by CAS number, EC number, substance name and molecular formula. Substances listed in ELINCS can also be queried by trade name and registration number. Queries for hazardous properties are not possible. The OECD-IUCLID export files can be downloaded and imported into a local IUCLID installation. Extensive query functions on chemical identifiers and hazard endpoints can be performed with the IUCLID Software .


European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC), Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (IHCP).

Peer review:

The EU Priority substance risk assessment reports and the harmonised classification and labelling have undergone a peer-review by government authorities.


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