The maintenance of the dossiers started in 2018.

Registration and Timeline

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

EPMF Ruthenium Working Group

Co-Chair: Arno Büthe (Heraeus, Germany)

Responsible Secretariat Officer(s): Jelle Mertens

Identified uses of Ruthenium

The identified uses of the ruthenium 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 Ruthenium covered by the EPMF.

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

Hexakis[mu-(acetato-O:O’)]-μ3-oxo-triangulo-triruthenium acetate / Ruthenium acetate uses
Ruthenium uses
Ruthenium (IV) oxide uses
Ruthenium trichloride (hydrate) uses
Ruthenium trihydroxide uses
Tetraammonium decachloro-mu-oxodiruthenate(4-) uses
Tris(nitrato-O)nitrosylruthenium 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