All registration dossiers of Au and Au compounds have been registered. The maintenance of the dossiers started in 2018. A Dossier Evaluation is expected due to the submission of testing proposals.

Registration and Timeline

Gold and Gold Compounds Inventory
(Including Classifications and ID Cards)

EPMF Gold Working Group

Chair: Francisco Boo (Metalor, Switzerland)

Responsible Secretariat Officer(s): Jelle Mertens

Identified uses of Gold

The identified uses of the gold substances registered by the EPMF have been covered in Exposure Scenarios (ES) when needed. These Exposure Scenarios are not only a requirement for the REACH registration dossiers but must also be communicated down the supply chain to downstream users (DU) via the Extended Safety Data Sheets (eSDS).
Once a DU has received the eSDS, they need to:

  • Check whether it covers their use
  • Check whether the conditions of safe use correspond to the operational conditions and risk management measures implemented at their site.

This section of the website has been developed to assist in the communication along the supply chain. It provides to all EPMF members but also downstream users and potential new co-registrants with the most recent list of identified uses and versions of existing DU ES extracted from the chemical safety reports (CSR) of gold and gold compounds covered by the EPMF.

You will find below the list of identified uses (and Exposure Scenarios when relevant) by substance.
Aurio(1+) 2,6,6-trimethylbicyclo[3.1.1 ] heptanethiolate uses
Balsams, copaiba, sulfurized, mixed with turpentine, gold salts uses
Gold uses
Tetrachloroauric acid uses

If you import Gold bars, please consult our joint statement with LBMA on this issue :

Further Guidance

If your use is not covered or if you need more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
ECHA website section for Downstream Users 
(available in 22 EU languages)
Guidance documents drafted by Eurometaux and ECHA