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Merphyrin

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CAS number: 15375-94-7

Last updated: 21/06/2024
ECHA Legislation Regulatory Obligations

Regulatory obligations may exist for this substance under the legislations under ECHA’s remit or for which ECHA has delegated tasks (i.e. REACH, CLP, BPR, PIC, CAD / CMD, WFD, and POPs). Please check the substance Infocard.

Batteries Directive

Batteries Directive - Prohibitions & Labelling

This list contains use prohibitions of mercury and cadmium above certain thresholds in batteries and accumulators, with certain exceptions. It also captures certain labelling requirements on such products containing mercury, cadmium and lead above specified quantities.

Name CAS Application Name Expressed As Label Label limit Limit Notes  
Mercury and mercury compounds
All batteries, accumulators and button cells, whether or not incorporated into appliances
As mercury
Shall be marked with the chemical symbol for the metal concerned: Hg, Cd or Pb. The symbol indicating the heavy metal content shall be printed beneath the symbol shown in Annex II and shall cover an area of at least one-quarter the size of that symbol.
0.0005 %w/w
0.0005 %w/w
1 Under Article 4 paragraph 2: The prohibition shall not apply to button cells with a mercury content of no more than 2 % by weight until 1 October 2015.
3 Under Art 4 par. 4: As regards button cells for hearing aids (BCFHA), the Commission shall maintain under review the exemption referred to in par. 2 and report to the European Parliament and the Council on the availability of BCFHA which are in compliance with par. 1(a) before 1 Oct 2014. Where lack of availability of BCFHA in compliance with par. 1(a), the Commission shall accompany its report by a proposal with a view to extending the exemption in par. 2 with regard to BCFHA.
4 For further labeling requirements see Article 21 Directive 2006/66/EC
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End-of-Life Vehicles Directive

End-of-Life Vehicles Directive - General Use Exemptions

This list contains the Annex II material and component general use exemptions that apply to the substances prohibited from use in the manufacture of automobiles under Art. 4(2)(a) of the ELV Directive.

Name CAS Notes Operator for Max. Conc. Maximum Concentration Expressed As
Mercury and its compounds
elv1 According to Article 4 (2)(a) of Directive 2000/53/EC, this substances is prohibited from use in the manufacture of automobiles except for those uses indicated in Annex II of the directive. Refer to Full Text to determine acceptable uses.
0.1 %w/w
As mercury

End-of-Life Vehicles Directive - Specific Use Exemptions

This list contains the specific Annex II material and component use exemptions for the substances prohibited from use in the manufacture of automobiles under Art. 4(2)(a) of the ELV Directive.

Materials and components Notes Scope and expiry date of the exemption To be labelled or made identifiable in accordance with Article 4(2)(b)(iv)
Name CAS Reference Exempted application Max. Value Operator Maximum Threshold Min. Value Operator Minimum Threshold Expressed As Notes Exemption Details Label required
Mercury and mercury compounds
15(a)
Discharge lamps for headlight application
Vehicles type-approved before 1 July 2012 and spare parts for these vehicles
yes
Mercury and mercury compounds
15(b)
Fluorescent tubes used in instrument panel displays
Vehicles type-approved before 1 July 2012 and spare parts for these vehicles
yes
Industrial Emissions Directive

IPPC - Industrial Emissions Directive, Annex II - Polluting Substances

This list contains the polluting substances for which emission limit values are assigned under Directive 2010/75/EU on Industrial Emissions (Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control - IPPC). Member States must permit all qualifying facilities in order to ensure that they minimize impact on the environment. The permit issued must provide emission limit values for pollutants on this list.

Name CAS Air Water Annex X of Dir 2000/60/EC
Mercury compounds
yes
yes

IPPC, Annexes V, VI, VIII - Provisions relating to industrial plants

This list contains emission limit values for polluting substances in waste gases and waste water, assigned according to facility type (i.e., combustion plants (Annex V), waste incineration/co-incineration plants (Annex VI), and installations producing titanium dioxide (Annex VIII)), under Directive 2010/75/EU on Industrial Emissions (Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control - IPPC). For this list, if a substance presents 2 values in the ''Average sampling duration'' field, these indicate minimum and maximum average sampling period.

Name CAS Expressed As Annex Group Average duration qualifier Average limit Maximum limit Average sampling duration Emission medium fuel Fuel class Part Point Thermal input Process/equipment Qualifier Notes  
Mercury and its compounds
As mercury
VI Annex VI (Directive 2010/75/EU) Technical provisions relating to waste incineration plants and waste co-incineration plants
Mercury and its compounds
0.03 mg/l
Waste water from the cleaning of waste gases
Part 5 (VI) Emission limit values for discharges of waste water from the cleaning of waste gases
Waste incineration plants and waste co-incineration plants
36 Emission limit values for unfiltered samples
39 For technical provisions regarding 'Monitoring of emissions' see Part 6 (Annex VI). For 'Formula to calculate the emission concentration at the standard percentage oxygen concentration' see Part 7 (Annex VI). For 'Assessment of compliance with emission limit values' see Part 8 (Annex VI) Directive 2010/75/EU
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Mercury and its compounds
As mercury
VI Annex VI (Directive 2010/75/EU) Technical provisions relating to waste incineration plants and waste co-incineration plants
Mercury and its compounds
0.05 mg/Nm3
8 h
0.5 h
Waste gases
Part 3 (VI) Air emission limit values for waste incineration plants
1.3
Waste incineration plants
21 All emission limit values shall be calculated at a temperature of 273,15 K, a pressure of 101,3 kPa and after correcting for the water vapour content of the waste gases.They are standardised at 11 % oxygen in waste gas except in case of incineration of mineral waste oil as defined in point 3 of Article 3 of Directive 2008/98/EC, when they are standardised at 3 % oxygen, and in the cases referred to in Point 2.7 of Part 6
22 These average values cover also the gaseous and the vapour forms of the relevant heavy metal emissions as well as their compounds
39 For technical provisions regarding 'Monitoring of emissions' see Part 6 (Annex VI). For 'Formula to calculate the emission concentration at the standard percentage oxygen concentration' see Part 7 (Annex VI). For 'Assessment of compliance with emission limit values' see Part 8 (Annex VI) Directive 2010/75/EU
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Mercury and its compounds
As mercury
VI Annex VI (Directive 2010/75/EU) Technical provisions relating to waste incineration plants and waste co-incineration plants
Mercury and its compounds
0.05 mg/Nm3
8 h
0.5 h
Waste gases
Part 4 (VI) Determination of air emission limit values for the co-incineration of waste
2.2
Cement kilns co-incinerating waste
22 These average values cover also the gaseous and the vapour forms of the relevant heavy metal emissions as well as their compounds
28 All values are standardised at 10 % oxygen
30 All emission limit values shall be calculated at a temperature of 273,15 K, a pressure of 101,3 kPa and after correcting for the water vapour content of the waste gases
39 For technical provisions regarding 'Monitoring of emissions' see Part 6 (Annex VI). For 'Formula to calculate the emission concentration at the standard percentage oxygen concentration' see Part 7 (Annex VI). For 'Assessment of compliance with emission limit values' see Part 8 (Annex VI) Directive 2010/75/EU
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Mercury and its compounds
As mercury
VI Annex VI (Directive 2010/75/EU) Technical provisions relating to waste incineration plants and waste co-incineration plants
Mercury and its compounds
0.05 mg/Nm3
8 h
0.5 h
Waste gases
Solid or liquid
Part 4 (VI) Determination of air emission limit values for the co-incineration of waste
3.3
Combustion plants co-incinerating waste
22 These average values cover also the gaseous and the vapour forms of the relevant heavy metal emissions as well as their compounds
30 All emission limit values shall be calculated at a temperature of 273,15 K, a pressure of 101,3 kPa and after correcting for the water vapour content of the waste gases
34 O2 content 6% for solid fuels and 3% for liquid fuels
39 For technical provisions regarding 'Monitoring of emissions' see Part 6 (Annex VI). For 'Formula to calculate the emission concentration at the standard percentage oxygen concentration' see Part 7 (Annex VI). For 'Assessment of compliance with emission limit values' see Part 8 (Annex VI) Directive 2010/75/EU
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Mercury and its compounds
As mercury
VI Annex VI (Directive 2010/75/EU) Technical provisions relating to waste incineration plants and waste co-incineration plants
Mercury and its compounds
0.05 mg/Nm3
8 h
0.5 h
Waste gases
Part 4 (VI) Determination of air emission limit values for the co-incineration of waste
4.2
Combustion plants co-incinerating waste
For waste co-incineration plants in industrial sectors not covered under Points 2 and 3 of this Part (Annex VI, Part 4)
22 These average values cover also the gaseous and the vapour forms of the relevant heavy metal emissions as well as their compounds
30 All emission limit values shall be calculated at a temperature of 273,15 K, a pressure of 101,3 kPa and after correcting for the water vapour content of the waste gases
39 For technical provisions regarding 'Monitoring of emissions' see Part 6 (Annex VI). For 'Formula to calculate the emission concentration at the standard percentage oxygen concentration' see Part 7 (Annex VI). For 'Assessment of compliance with emission limit values' see Part 8 (Annex VI) Directive 2010/75/EU
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RoHS - Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical & Electronic Equipment Directive

ROHS - Exemptions from Article 4(1) Restrictions, Annexes III & IV

This list contains the application exemptions listed in Annexes III and IV to RoHS (2011/65/EU). Annex III contains applications exempted from the restriction in Article 4(1), while Annex IV lists applications exempted from the restriction in Article 4(1) specific to medical devices and monitoring and control instruments.

Name CAS Annex Application Begin date Cut-off Expiration Date Expressed As Part Reference Restriction(s) Note(s)  
Mercury and mercury compounds
IV
Equipment utilising or detecting ionising radiation: In detectors for ionising radiation
1
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
IV
Sensors, detectors and electrodes: In infra-red light detectors
1c
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
IV
Sensors, detectors and electrodes: In reference electrodes: low chloride mercury chloride, mercury sulphate and mercury oxide
1d
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
IV
In very high accuracy capacitance and loss measurement bridges and in high frequency RF switches and relays in monitoring and control instruments
20 mg
Per switch or relay
16
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
III
In single capped (compact) fluorescent lamps: For general lighting purposes < 30 W
2.5 mg
02/24/2023
Per burner
1(a)
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
III
In single capped (compact) fluorescent lamps: For general lighting purposes ≥ 30 W and < 50 W
3.5 mg
02/24/2023
Per burner
1(b)
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
III
In single capped (compact) fluorescent lamps: For general lighting purposes ≥ 50 W and < 150 W
5 mg
02/24/2023
Per burner
1(c)
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
III
In single capped (compact) fluorescent lamps: For general lighting purposes ≥ 150 W
15 mg
02/24/2023
Per burner
1(d)
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
III
In single capped (compact) fluorescent lamps: For general lighting purposes with circular or square structural shape and tube diameter ≤ 17 mm
5 mg
02/24/2023
Per burner
1(e)
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
III
In single capped (compact) fluorescent lamps: For lamps designed to emit mainly light in the ultraviolet spectrum
5 mg
02/24/2027
Per burner
1(f)-I
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
III
In single capped (compact) fluorescent lamps: For special purposes
5 mg
02/24/2025
Per burner
1(f)-II
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
III
In single capped (compact) fluorescent lamps: For general lighting purposes < 30 W with alifetime equal or above 20 000 h
3.5 mg
08/24/2023
Per burner
1(g)
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
III
In double-capped linear fluorescent lamps for general lighting purposes: Tri-band phosphor with normal lifetime and a tube diameter < 9 mm (e.g. T2)
4 mg
02/24/2023
Per lamp
2(a)(1)
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
III
In double-capped linear fluorescent lamps for general lighting purposes: Tri-band phosphor with normal lifetime and a tube diameter ≥ 9 mm and ≤ 17 mm (e.g. T5)
3 mg
08/24/2023
Per lamp
2(a)(2)
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
III
In double-capped linear fluorescent lamps for general lighting purposes: Tri-band phosphor with normal lifetime and a tube diameter > 17 mm and ≤ 28 mm (e.g. T8)
3.5 mg
08/24/2023
Per lamp
2(a)(3)
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
III
In double-capped linear fluorescent lamps for general lighting purposes: Tri-band phosphor with normal lifetime and a tube diameter > 28 mm (e.g. T12)
3.5 mg
02/24/2023
Per lamp
2(a)(4)
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
III
In double-capped linear fluorescent lamps for general lighting purposes: Tri-band phosphor with long lifetime (≥ 25 000 h)
5 mg
02/24/2023
Per lamp
2(a)(5)
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
III
In other fluorescent lamps: linear halophosphate lamps with tube > 28 mm (e.g. T10 and T12)
10 mg
04/13/2012
Per lamp
2(b)(1)
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
III
In other fluorescent lamps: non-linear halophosphate lamps (all diameters)
15 mg
04/13/2016
Per lamp
2(b)(2)
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
III
In other fluorescent lamps: non-linear tri-band phosphor lamps with tube diameter > 17 mm (e.g. T9)
15 mg
02/24/2023
Per lamp
2(b)(3)
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
III
In other fluorescent lamps: non-linear tri-band phosphor lamps with tube diameter > 17 mm (e.g. T9)
02/25/2023
10 mg
02/24/2025
Per lamp
2(b)(3)
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
III
In other fluorescent lamps: lamps for other general lighting and special purposes (e.g. induction lamps)
15 mg
02/24/2025
Per lamp
2(b)(4)-I
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
III
In other fluorescent lamps: Lamps emitting mainly light in the ultraviolet spectrum
15 mg
02/24/2027
Per lamp
2(b)(4)-II
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
III
In other fluorescent lamps: Emergency lamps
15 mg
02/24/2027
Per lamp
2(b)(4)-III
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
III
In cold cathode fluorescent lamps and external electrode fluorescent lamps (CCFL and EEFL) for special purposes: Short length (≤ 500 mm)
3.5 mg
02/24/2025
Per lamp
3(a)
used in EEE placed on the market before 24 February 2022
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
III
In cold cathode fluorescent lamps and external electrode fluorescent lamps (CCFL and EEFL) for special purposes: Medium length (> 500 mm and ≤ 1500 mm)
5 mg
02/24/2025
Per lamp
3(b)
used in EEE placed on the market before 24 February 2022
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
III
In cold cathode fluorescent lamps and external electrode fluorescent lamps (CCFL and EEFL) for special purposes: Long length (> 1500 mm)
13 mg
02/24/2025
Per lamp
3(c)
used in EEE placed on the market before 24 February 2022
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
III
In other low pressure discharge lamps
15 mg
02/24/2023
Per lamp
4(a)
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
III
Mercury in low pressure non-phosphor coated discharge lamps, where the application requires the main range of the lamp-spectral output to be in the ultraviolet spectrum
15 mg
02/24/2027
Per lamp
4(a)-I
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
III
In High Pressure Sodium (vapour) lamps for general lighting purposes: in lamps with improved colour rendering index Ra > 80: P ≤ 155 W
16 mg
02/24/2027
Per burner
4(b)
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
III
In High Pressure Sodium (vapour) lamps for general lighting purposes: in lamps with improved colour rendering index Ra > 60: P ≤ 155 W
30 mg
02/24/2023
Per burner
4(b)-I
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
III
In High Pressure Sodium (vapour) lamps for general lighting purposes: in lamps with improved colour rendering index Ra > 60: 155 W < P ≤ 405 W
40 mg
02/24/2023
Per burner
4(b)-II
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
III
In High Pressure Sodium (vapour) lamps for general lighting purposes: in lamps with improved colour rendering index Ra > 60: P > 405 W
40 mg
02/24/2023
Per burner
4(b)-III
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
III
In other High Pressure Sodium (vapour) lamps for general lighting purposes: P ≤ 155 W
20 mg
02/24/2027
Per burner
4(c)-I
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
III
In other High Pressure Sodium (vapour) lamps for general lighting purposes: 155 W < P ≤ 405 W
25 mg
02/24/2027
Per burner
4(c)-II
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
III
In other High Pressure Sodium (vapour) lamps for general lighting purposes: P > 405 W
25 mg
02/24/2027
Per burner
4(c)-III
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
III
In High Pressure Mercury (vapour) lamps (HPMV)
04/13/2015
4(d)
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
III
In metal halide lamps (MH)
02/24/2027
4(e)
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
III
In other discharge lamps for special purposes not specifically mentioned in Annex III
02/24/2025
4(f)-I
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
III
Mercury in high pressure mercury vapour lamps used in projectors where an output ≥ 2000 lumen ANSI is required
02/24/2027
4(f)-II
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
III
Mercury in high pressure sodium vapour lamps used for horticulture lighting
02/24/2027
4(f)-III
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
III
Mercury in lamps emitting light in the ultraviolet spectrum
02/24/2027
4(f)-IV
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
III
In hand crafted luminous discharge tubes used for signs, decorative or architectural and specialist lighting and light-artwork for outdoor applications and indoor applications exposed to temperatures below 20 °C
20 mg
12/31/2018
Per electrode pair
4(g)(a)
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
III
In hand crafted luminous discharge tubes used for signs, decorative or architectural and specialist lighting and light-artwork for outdoor applications and indoor applications exposed to temperatures below 20 °C
0.3 mg/cm
12/31/2018
Per tube length
4(g)(a)
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
III
In hand crafted luminous discharge tubes used for signs, decorative or architectural and specialist lighting and light-artwork for outdoor applications and indoor applications exposed to temperatures below 20 °C
80 mg
12/31/2018
As total
4(g)(a)
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
III
In hand crafted luminous discharge tubes used for signs, decorative or architectural and specialist lighting and light-artwork for all other indoor applications
15 mg
12/31/2018
Per electrode pair
4(g)(b)
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
III
In hand crafted luminous discharge tubes used for signs, decorative or architectural and specialist lighting and light-artwork for all other indoor applications
0.24 mg/cm
12/31/2018
Per tube length
4(g)(b)
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
III
In hand crafted luminous discharge tubes used for signs, decorative or architectural and specialist lighting and light-artwork for all other indoor applications
80 mg
12/31/2018
As total
4(g)(b)
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
III
As a cathode sputtering inhibitor in DC plasma displays
30 mg
07/01/2010
Per display
36
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
IV
In cold cathode fluorescent lamps for back-lighting liquid crystal displays, used in industrial monitoring and control instruments placed on the market before 22 July 2017
5 mg
07/21/2024
Per lamp
35
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
IV
In electric rotating connectors used in intravascular ultrasound imaging systems capable of high operating frequency (> 50 MHz) modes of operation
06/30/2026
42
Details
Mercury and mercury compounds
IV
In melt pressure transducers for capillary rheometers at temperatures over 300 °C and pressures over 1000 bar
02/01/2024
12/31/2025
49
Applies to category 9
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ROHS Directive - Restricted Substances as per Article 4(1), Annex II

This list contains the substances listed in Annex II to the Directive on the restriction of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS - 2011/65/EU). Restricted per Art. 4(1) of RoHS, each listed substance includes a maximum concentration value tolerated by weight in homogeneous materials.

Name CAS Max Conc % wt Notes
Mercury and its compounds
0.1 %w/w
1 See Full Text for exemptions and other information.
Toy Safety Directive

Toy Safety Directive - Substances Restricted in Toys

This list contains substances whose use in toys is restricted in the European Union in accordance with points 8 and 13, Part III, and Appendices A and C of Annex II (Particular Safety Requirements) to Directive 2009/48/EC on toy safety. List entries include substance name, CAS number, limit values for certain product types and, where applicable, notes on restrictions.

Name CAS Application Name Expressed As Content limit Emission Limit Restriction(s) SML Notes  
Mercury and its compounds
Dry, brittle, powder-like or pliable toy material
As mercury
Banned if exceeded the migration limit (without prejudice to points 3, 4 and 5, Part III, Annex II)
7.5 mg/kg
Point 13, Part III, Annex II
These limit values shall not apply to toys or components of toys which, due to their accessibility, function, volume or mass, clearly exclude any hazard due to sucking, licking, swallowing or prolonged contact with skin when used as specified in the first subparagraph of Article 10(2)
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Mercury and its compounds
Liquid or sticky toy material
As mercury
Banned if exceeded the migration limit (without prejudice to points 3, 4 and 5, Part III, Annex II)
1.9 mg/kg
Point 13, Part III, Annex II
These limit values shall not apply to toys or components of toys which, due to their accessibility, function, volume or mass, clearly exclude any hazard due to sucking, licking, swallowing or prolonged contact with skin when used as specified in the first subparagraph of Article 10(2)
Details
Mercury and its compounds
Scraped-off toy material
As mercury
Banned if exceeded the migration limit (without prejudice to points 3, 4 and 5, Part III, Annex II)
94 mg/kg
Point 13, Part III, Annex II
These limit values shall not apply to toys or components of toys which, due to their accessibility, function, volume or mass, clearly exclude any hazard due to sucking, licking, swallowing or prolonged contact with skin when used as specified in the first subparagraph of Article 10(2)
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Water Environmental Quality Standards Directive

Annex I, Part A - Priority Substances & Pollutants in water

This list contains environmental quality standards (EQS), including annual averages and maximum allowable concentrations, for priority substances and certain other pollutants, as provided for in Article 16 of Directive 2000/60/EC establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy.

Name CAS NO Average limit Maximum limit Average sampling duration Emission medium Qualifier  
Mercury and its compounds
21
0.07 µg/l
Inland surface waters
Details
Mercury and its compounds
21
0.07 µg/l
Surface waters other than inland surface waters
Details
Mercury and its compounds
21
20 µg/l
Biota
Details
Water Framework Directive

Water Framework Directive, Annex X - Priority Substances

This list contains substances identified as priority substances that are targeted for reduction and eventual removal from waste water discharge. The list includes 'priority hazardous substances' which are subject to special restrictions.

Name EC Number CAS Priority Group Notes  
Mercury compounds
yes
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