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Description of key information

The substance is not explosive, based on expert judgement taking into account the functional groups present and oxygen balance.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Explosiveness:
non explosive

Additional information

The substance does not contain any functional groups quoted in ‘Manual of Tests and Criteria’ (fourth revised edition, appendix 6, table A 6.1) or Bretherick’s – Handbook (6th Edition, Volume 2, p 128 ff) which may indicate explosive properties. Furthermore, the oxygen balance of the individual alkyl dimethylamine oxide (AO) constituents range from -290 (C10 AO) to -305 (C16 AO). An oxygen balance higher than -200 indicates the potential presence of explosive properties. Therefore, it can be concluded by expert judgement that this substance is not explosive.

Justification for classification or non-classification

The substance does not contain any functional groups quoted in ‘Manual of Tests and Criteria’ (fourth revised edition, appendix 6, table A 6.1) or Bretherick’s – Handbook (6th Edition, Volume 2, p 128 ff) which may indicate explosive properties. Furthermore, the oxygen balance of the individual alkyl dimethylamine oxide (AO) constituents range from -290 (C10 AO) to -305 (C16 AO). An oxygen balance higher than -200 indicates the potential presence of explosive properties. Therefore, it can be concluded by expert judgement that this substance is not explosive.