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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Inventory of Effective Food Contact Substance (FCS) Notifications

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FCN No. 639

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Food Contact Substance:  2,4-bis[(dodecylthio)methyl]-6-methylphenol (CAS Reg. No. 110675-26-8).
Notifier:  Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation
Manufacturer:  BASF Corporation
Intended Use:  As an antioxidant/stabilizer for use in (1) styrene block polymers, and (2) polystyrene and rubber-modified polystyrene.
Effective Date:  09/19/2006
Limitations/Specifications:  1. At levels not to exceed 0.3 percent by weight of styrene block polymers complying with 21 CFR 177.1810 in contact with Food Types I, II, IV-B, VI, VII-B, and VIII under Conditions of Use C through H, as described in Tables 1 and 2. 2. At levels not to exceed 0.1 percent by weight of polystyrene and rubber-modified polystyrene complying with 21 CFR 177.1640 in contact with all Food Types under Conditions of Use A through H as described in Tables 1 and 2.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site