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Endpoint:
explosive properties of explosives
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
weight of evidence
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: Publication peer reviewed.
Principles of method if other than guideline:
No data on test method.
GLP compliance:
not specified
Key result
Parameter:
other: Explosive under influence of flame
Remarks on result:
positive (not further specified)
Key result
Parameter:
other: Explosive (not specified)
Remarks on result:
positive (not further specified)

Prolonged exposure of sodium chlorite and/or its containers to fire or heat may result in an explosion.

Conclusions:
Prolonged exposure of sodium chlorite and/or its containers to fire or heat may result in an explosion.
Executive summary:

Prolonged exposure of sodium chlorite and/or its containers to fire or heat may result in an explosion.

Endpoint:
explosive properties of explosives
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
weight of evidence
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
data from handbook or collection of data
Remarks:
Handbook peer reviewed.
Principles of method if other than guideline:
No data on test method.
GLP compliance:
not specified
Key result
Parameter:
other: Explosive (not specified)
Remarks on result:
positive (not further specified)
Key result
Parameter:
other: See remarks.
Remarks on result:
other: Sodium chlorite will not explode on percussion unless it is in contact with oxidizable material.

Sodium chlorite will not explode on percussion unless it is in contact with oxidizable material.

Conclusions:
Sodium chlorite will not explode on percussion unless it is in contact with oxidizable material.
Executive summary:

Sodium chlorite will not explode on percussion unless it is in contact with oxidizable material.

Endpoint:
explosive properties of explosives
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
weight of evidence
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
data from handbook or collection of data
Remarks:
Handbook peer reviewed.
Principles of method if other than guideline:
No data on test method.
GLP compliance:
not specified
Key result
Parameter:
other: Explosive under influence of flame
Remarks on result:
other: No data on method.
Key result
Parameter:
other: Explosive (not specified)
Remarks on result:
positive (not further specified)
Remarks:
No data on method.

Sodium chlorite is shock- and friction-sensitive when mixed with organic materials. Acid causes release of explosive chlorine dioxide. It reacts with ammonia and amines to be explosive compounds.

Conclusions:
Sodium chlorite is shock- and friction-sensitive when mixed with organic materials. Acid causes release of explosive chlorine dioxide. It reacts with ammonia and amines to be explosive compounds.
Executive summary:

Sodium chlorite is shock- and friction-sensitive when mixed with organic materials. Acid causes release of explosive chlorine dioxide. It reacts with ammonia and amines to be explosive compounds.

Endpoint:
explosive properties of explosives
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
weight of evidence
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
data from handbook or collection of data
Principles of method if other than guideline:
No data on test method.
GLP compliance:
not specified
Key result
Parameter:
other: See remarks.
Remarks on result:
not measured/tested
Remarks:
Risk of fire and explosion on contact with reducing agents and organic matter.
Key result
Parameter:
other: Explosive
Remarks on result:
positive (not further specified)

Risk of fire and explosion on contact with reducing agents and organic matter.

Conclusions:
Risk of fire and explosion on contact with reducing agents and organic matter.
Executive summary:

Risk of fire and explosion on contact with reducing agents and organic matter.

Description of key information

Handbook peer reviewed:
Sodium chlorite is shock- and friction-sensitive when mixed with organic materials. Acid causes release of explosive chlorine dioxide. No data on test method.

Publication:
Sodium chlorite will not explode on percussion unless it is in contact with oxidizable material. No data on test method.


Publication:
Risk of fire and explosion on contact with reducing agents and organic matter. No data on test method.


Handbook peer reviewed:
Sodium chlorite will not explode on percussion unless it is in contact with oxidizable material.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Explosiveness:
non explosive

Additional information

Weight of evidence: Sodium chlorite is shock- and friction-sensitive when mixed with organic materials. Acid causes release of explosive chlorine dioxide. Sodium chlorite will not explode on percussion unless it is in contact with oxidizable material.

Justification for classification or non-classification