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Description of key information

The test substance has no oxidizing properties.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Oxidising properties:
no

Additional information

In a GLP compliant study, performed according to EU method A.17, the oxidising properties of the test substance were determined (Ciba-Geigy 1987). Hot platinum wire (approximately 1000°C) was used as an ignition source. The 10% test subtance:90% cellulose mixture showed a maximum burning rate of 1.1 mm/s, but only 4 out of 6 tests propagated to the second reference mark. Irregular burning with flame was observed. In the other mixtures none of the 6 tests propagated to the second reference mark. Extinction after 0-55 mm was observed. The maximum burning rate of the reference mixture barium nitrate/cellulose (60:40) was 3.4 mm/s. Therefore it could be concluded that the test substance had no oxidizing properties.

Justification for classification or non-classification

As the substance has no oxidising properties, classification is not needed according to the Directive 67/584/EEC and according to the EU Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP) Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008.