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Vanadium carbide is not explosive.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Explosiveness:
non explosive

Additional information

In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006, Annex VII, Section 7.11, Column 2, testing for explosive properties is not required for vanadium carbide. Vanadium carbide is “inert” in the context of explosivity. It is void of any chemical structures commonly associated with explosive properties, such as metal peroxides, peroxo-acid-anions, azides, and halogen oxides. Further, it is noted that despite long-term industrial use of vanadium carbide, it is not classified for explosive properties according to UN transport regulations. In addition, long-term industrial experience in practical handling of vanadium carbide indicates that it is not explosive.

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