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Endpoint:
flammable liquids: obsolete as covered by section 'Flash point'
Type of information:
calculation (if not (Q)SAR)
Remarks:
Estimated by calculation
Adequacy of study:
weight of evidence
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: Calculation
Qualifier:
no guideline followed
Version / remarks:
Estimated by calculation
Principles of method if other than guideline:
Estimated by calculation
GLP compliance:
not specified
Interpretation of results:
non flammable
Remarks:
on the basis of flash point value
Conclusions:
Reported LEL and UEL are respectively 0.6 % and 7.0 % v/v.
Executive summary:

The lower explosive limit and upper explosive limit of the substance Hydrocarbons, C11-C14, n-alkanes, <2% aromatics have been estimated by calculation as respectively 0.6 and 7.0 % v/v.

The flash point being higher than 60°C, the substance is considered as non flammable.

Considering the chemical structure and the experience in handling and use, pyrophoric properties and flammability on contact with water can be ruled out for this substance.

Description of key information

The lower explosive limit and upper explosive limit of the substance Hydrocarbons, C11-C14, n-alkanes, <2% aromatics have been established by calculation as respectively 0.6 and 7.0 % v/v.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Flammability:
non flammable

Additional information

According to REACH guidance R7a, the flammability of liquids is determined on basis of their flashpoint (in combination with their boiling point), their ability to emit flammable gases upon contact with water and their pyrophoricity. The flash point being higher than 60°C (see section 4.11), this substance is considered as non flammable (CLP Regulation CE 1272/2008).

The molecular structure of the constituents does not contain groups that indicate potential reactivity with water or pyrophoric properties and the experience in handling and use of this substance indicates that this is the case.

Justification for classification or non-classification

The flash point is > 60°C. (see section 4.11).