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EC number: 202-163-5
CAS number: 92-52-4
A flammability study was conducted by NOTOX according to EC guideline A.10 (also: UN guideline N.1) and GLP. In contact with the flame of the gas burner, the test substance melted and turned into a light brown residue. After removal of the ignition source, no propagation of combustion of the test substance was observed. This study was considered as a key study for this endpoint.
Based on the results of the flammability study, biphenyl is considered
'not highly flammable'. According to the guidelines, performance of the
burning rate test is not required. Testing for pyrophoricity and
flammability on contact with water can be waived based on consideration
of the structure of biphenyl and experience in handling and use.
Because no propagation of combustion of the test substance was observed
along 200 mm length of the pile within 4 minutes, biphenyl does not meet
the criteria for classification as flammable solid as prescribed by the
Dangerous Substances Directive and the new CLP regulation. The
harmonized classification does not contain a classification for
flammability either, which is in accordance with the results of the
available key study (Baltussen, 2010).
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