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The test substance contains none of the reactive groups that could be responsible for explosive properties. Therefore explosive properties of maleic acid are unlikely.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Explosiveness:
non explosive

Additional information

The test procedure described in Regulation (EC) No 440/2008, method A.14 need not be carried out when examination of the structural formula established beyond reasonable doubt that the substance has no explosive properties. The reactive groups are listed e.g. in Bretherick's Handbook of Reactive Chemical Hazards, on page S20 ff, 5th edition, 1995, Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford.

The test substance contains none of the reactive groups that could be responsible for explosive properties. Therefore explosive properties of maleic acid are unlikely.

Justification for classification or non-classification

The test procedure described in Regulation (EC) No 440/2008, method A.14 need not be carried out when examination of the structural formula established beyond reasonable doubt that the substance has no explosive properties. The reactive groups are listed e.g. in Bretherick's Handbook of Reactive Chemical Hazards, on page S20 ff, 5 th edition, 1995, Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford.

The test substance contains none of the reactive groups that could be responsible for explosive properties. Therefore explosive properties of maleic acid are unlikely.

The test substance is therefore not classified as explosive.