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Non explosive

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Explosiveness:
non explosive

Additional information

On the basis of the screening evaluation of the chemical substance characteristics, Fluorescent Brightener 002 does not contains reactive groups and is expected to not possess any potential for rapid energy release; in addition, the calculated oxygen balance is less than -200 and, based on DSC analysis, no decomposition associated to exothermic energy release occurred up 500 °C.

Thus, the substance shell not be classified as potentially explosive.

Justification for classification or non-classification

According to the CLP Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008, 2.1.4.2. Screening procedure section, the screening procedure is aimed at identifying the presence of such reactive groups and the potential for rapid energy release. If the screening procedure identifies the substance or mixture to be a potential explosive, the acceptance procedure (section 10.3 of the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, Manual of Tests and Criteria) has to be performed.

Screening procedure failed to evidence any reason for concern, on the basis that the substance does not contains reactive groups and is expected to not possess any potential for rapid energy release; in addition, the calculated oxygen balance is less than -200 and, based on DSC analysis, no decomposition associated to exothermic energy release occurred up 500 °C.

In conclusion, the substance can be considered non explosive, according to the CLP Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008.


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