SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 2001

Chemical Descriptors - An Approach to Codify the EPA Inerts Exempt List (40 CFR 180.1001)


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.

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Magin, RW
Albemarle Corporation, Baton Rouge, LA
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Developed by Committee: E35
Pages: 16–23
DOI: 10.1520/STP10431S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5451-3
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-2877-4