Published: Jan 2001
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The Adjuvants and Inerts Committee (AIC) of the Chemical Producers and Distributors Association (CPDA) has, in cooperation with the EPA Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Inerts group, undertaken a project to codify the inert list. The AIC approach is to combine similar chemicals into families and develop a common chemical descriptor for the family along with CAS numbers. The result is a searchable database that provides an easy and time saving way to identify inerts. Examples are presented of the chemical families identifited and descriptors proposed.
Adjuvants and Inerts Committee, Chemical Producers & Distributors Association, EPA, inert list, chemical descriptors, chemical families, CAS numbers
Senior R&D Advisor, Albemarle Corporation, Baton Rouge, LA