On Jan 30th 2013, China MEP issued the 2013 version of the Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances in China (IECSC 2013) in PDF. The IECSC 2013 contains 45,612 substances, among which 42,342 substances are released with all information on public and the remaining 3,270 substances are claimed confidential with only the Chinese and English generic name and serial number listed; 37,126 substances have CAS number, 8,486 substances have no CAS No. and are coded with serial No. instead; 31,088 substances have identified chemical structural formula and 14,524 have not.
The IECSC 2013 is the latest update of the 2010 version, apart from the substances supplemented before the issue of the MEP Notice 1366 of 2011: Notice on Ceasing the IECSC Supplementation, some new chemical substances notified under the SEPA Order 17 (the 2003 version of Measures for the Environmental Management of New Chemical Substances) are included into the inventory.
The standalone version of IECSC 2013 has been published in Feb 7, 2013, which charges RMB 8,500 and buyers will be granted a two-year free upgrade service since the date of sending the activation code. The compressed installation package is available for download at the CRC-MEP website (http://iecsc.crc-mep.org.cn/download/iecsc2013.zip).
The software allows search with the CAS No., chemical name or structural formula and could display more detailed results than the IECSC 2013 in PDF version. Those who have already purchased the 2009 or 2010 version at the full price can upgrade to IECSC 2013 free of charge.
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