Technical and economic data on chemical substances in France: Bisphenol F and Bisphenol S (and others).

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Bisphenols F and S are organic compounds, their chemical formulas are respectively C13H12O2and C12H10O4S and their CAS number are respectively 620-92-8 and 80-09-1.

Identified sources of bisphenols F and S are exclusively anthropogenic. Bisphenol F is used in epoxy resins and thermal papers, bisphenol S is used in epoxy resins, polycarbonate, polyethersulphone, thermal papers, phenolic resins and polyester resins.

There is no data about the produced or imported quantities of bisphenol F in France or in Europe. According to ECHA, between 1 000 and 10 000 tons per year of bisphenol S are produced or imported in Europe.

French emissions of bisphenol F and S to environment (all medias) or the presence of these substances in the environment are very few indicated.

There is no identified pollution or accident related to bisphenol F or S.

Little information about concentration in bisphenols F or S in environment has been identified in France. For example, bisphenols F and S are not listed by RSDE plan. There exist substitution solutions to bisphenols F and S, especially for polycarbonates, epoxy resins and thermal papers. Generaly speaking, due to the proximity of the main uses of BPF and BPS with those of BPA, it appears that most of the alternatives to BPA substances as well as most alternative materials to BPA-based materials can be considered as alternatives substances to the bisphenols F and S and/or BPF or BPS based materials.

During this study, it was not possible to identify alternative to the few specific uses of BPF and BPS.



In March, 2015, this document was enriched with information on uses concerning some other bisphenols. Indeed, there is a large number of bisphenols, among which some (bisphenols Z and TMC in particular) find applications in epoxy resins, polycarbonates, or benzoxazines resins.

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