Rhenium –

The maintenance of the dossiers started in 2015.

Registration and Timeline

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

EPMF Rhenium Working Group

Chair:  Herbert Fuchs (Heraeus, Germany)

Responsible Secretariat Officer(s):
Anissa Alami & Jelle Mertens

Identified uses of Rhenium

The identified uses of the rhenium 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 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 Rhenium covered by the EPMF.

You will find below the list of identified uses (and Exposure Scenarios when relevant) by substance.

Ammonium perrhenate uses
Perrhenic acid (in solution) uses
Potassium perrhenate uses
Rhenium uses
Sodium rhenate (in aq. solution) uses

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