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Administrative data

Endpoint:
explosiveness
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Study period:
from 24 may 1993 to 22 February 1994
Reliability:
1 (reliable without restriction)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: GLP study

Data source

Reference
Reference Type:
study report
Title:
Unnamed
Year:
1994
Report Date:
1994

Materials and methods

Test guideline
Qualifier:
according to
Guideline:
EU Method A.14 (Explosive properties)
Deviations:
not specified
GLP compliance:
yes

Test material

Reference
Name:
Unnamed
Type:
Constituent
Details on test material:
Atrazine (technical)
Batch n. 2653, Ref 743
Purity: 97.5%
Expiry: stable until at least January 1995
Appaerance: white powder
Storage conditions: in the dark at 4°C

Results and discussion

Small-scale preliminary testsopen allclose all
Parameter:
other: More sensitive to shock than m-dinitrobenzene
Remarks:
migrated information
Remarks on result:
negative (not further specified)
Remarks:
no observed reaction in any of the tests
Parameter:
other: More sensitive to friction than m-dinitrobenzene
Remarks:
migrated information
Remarks on result:
negative (not further specified)
Remarks:
no observed reaction in any of the tests
Parameter:
other: Explosive under influence of flame
Remarks:
migrated information
Remarks on result:
negative (not further specified)
Remarks:
no explosions were recorded

Any other information on results incl. tables

Mechanical sensitivity (friction): no reaction was observed in any of the tests.

Mechanical sensitivity (shock): no reaction was observed in any of the tests.

Thermal sensitivity: In each case the test substance ignited, but no explosion were recorded and there was no deformation to any of the tubes. the test has been performed 6 times.

Applicant's summary and conclusion

Conclusions:
atrazine (technical) does not possess explosive properties.