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Oxidising properties

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According to theoretical considerations based on chemical structure, trimellitic anhydride does not possess oxidising properties.  Trimellitic anhydride is unlikely to cause or contribute to the combustion of other material during transport, storage or use.   

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Oxidising properties:
no

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Based on chemical structure, trimellitic anhydride does not contain any of the chemical groups associated with known oxidising substances. Although the molecular structure contains oxygen, it is not connected with chemical groups associated with oxidising properties. Trimellitic anhydride is not classified for transport as an oxidising substance. TMA is therefore unlikely to cause or contribute to the combustion of other material during transport, storage or use.