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Endpoint:
explosiveness
Type of information:
other: Expert statement
Adequacy of study:
key study
Study period:
2007
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: Expert statement
Qualifier:
according to
Guideline:
EU Method A.14 (Explosive properties)
Version / remarks:
Cited as Directive 92/69/EEC, A.14
GLP compliance:
yes (incl. certificate)
Specific details on test material used for the study:
C12-16 BKC Purity 94.4%
(i.e., benzyl C12-16 alkyl dimethyl ammonium chloride)
Purified active substance obtained via lyophilisation of aqueous solution (batch 667H3002)
Parameter:
other: Explosive under influence of flame
Remarks on result:
negative (not further specified)
Parameter:
other: Explosive (not specified)
Remarks on result:
negative (not further specified)

The molecular structure of the test substance consists of no reactive groups that indicate a rapid decomposition. Besides, the test substance deliquesced when it was brought to the air for several minutes due to its hygroscopic behaviour.
Furthermore, it has been tested in a flammability test and was considered to be not highly flammable after flame ignition and it did not react violently.
Therefore no indication of any explosive properties is given.

Interpretation of results:
non explosive
Conclusions:
According to the expert statement, the test substance did not present any explosive properties.
Executive summary:

An expert statement evaluated the explosiveness of the test substance based on EU Method A.14. The molecular structure of the substance consisted of no reactive groups that indicate a rapid decomposition. In addition, the test substance deliquesced when it was brought to the air for several minutes, due to its hygroscopic behaviour. Furthermore, it has been tested in a flammability test and was considered to be not highly flammable after flame ignition and it did not react violently. According to the expert statement, the test substance did not present any explosive properties (Schulze M, 2007).

Description of key information

The test substance was not considered to be explosive.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Explosiveness:
non explosive

Additional information

The explosiveness was evaluated in an expert statement based on EU Method A.14 (Schulze, 2007). The molecular structure of the substance consisted of no reactive groups that indicate a rapid decomposition. In addition, the test substance deliquesced when it was brought to the air for several minutes, due to its hygroscopic behaviour. Furthermore, it has been tested in a flammability test and was considered to be not highly flammable after flame ignition and it did not react violently. According to the expert statement, the test substance did not present any explosive properties.

Justification for classification or non-classification