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Endpoint:
flammable solids
Data waiving:
study scientifically not necessary / other information available
Justification for data waiving:
the study does not need to be conducted because the substance is a liquid

Description of key information

In accordance with chapter R.7.1.10 of REACH guidance 3.2 R7a the flammability of a liquid is described by flash point and boiling point: non flammable

 

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Flammability:
not classified

Additional information

See justification for non-classification below!

Justification for classification or non-classification

In accordance with chapter R.7.1.10 of REACH Guidance IR & CSA, ch.R.7a, the flammability of a liquid is described by flash point and boiling point. Based on a flash point of 115 °C and a boiling point of 209 °C, the liquid is non flammable.

Ignition on contact with air:

The test item is according to the Guidance on the Application of the CLP Criteria (1) known from practical handling to be not pyrophoric. It is produced, handled and stored under normal conditions in air without any observation in respect to pyrophoric properties. Therefore, there is no likelihood that the test item possesses pyrophoric properties. According to these facts further testing in respect to these properties is not required.

Release of flammable gases in contact with water

The test item does according to the UN Manual of Tests and Criteria (2) show one or more of the following properties:

1. The chemical structure of the substance does not contain metals or metalloids;

2. Experience in production or handling shows that the substance does not react with water, e.g. the substance is manufactured in water or washed with water;

3. The substance is known to be soluble in water to form a stable mixture.

Therefore it is considered as not forming flammable gases in contact with water.

According to this fact further testing in respect to these properties is not required.

According to (1), the phenomenon of self-heating applies only to solids. The surface of liquids is not large enough for reaction with air and the available test method is not applicable to liquids. Therefore liquids are not classified as self-heating.

(1) Guidance on the Application of the CLP Criteria; ECHA-17-G-21-EN, July 2017

(2) UN Manual of Tests and Criteria; Sixth revised edition; United Nations 2015; Appendix 6 SCREENING PROCEDURES