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Description of key information

Nitroethane is considered a  mild oxidizer.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Oxidising properties:
no

Additional information

The nitroalkanes are mild oxidants under ordinary conditions, but precautions should be taken when they are subjected to high temperatures and pressures, since violent reactions may occur.

Justification for classification or non-classification

The substance is considered only as a mild oxidizer, not fulfilling the criteria for being classified as an oxidant.