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Endpoint:
oxidising solids
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
weight of evidence
Study period:
1999
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
data from handbook or collection of data
Qualifier:
no guideline followed
Principles of method if other than guideline:
Only handbook data was available.
Key result
Sample tested:
other: not specified
Parameter:
other: oxidising
Remarks on result:
other: result not specified; Only handbook data. No indication of used test system.
Interpretation of results:
other: oxidising
Conclusions:
Lithium nitrate is an oxidising agent.
Executive summary:

Lithium nitrate is an oxidising agent. Mixtures with alkyl esters may explode owing to the formation of alkyl nitrates. Mixtures with phosphorus, tin(II)chloride or other reducing agents may react explosively.

Description of key information

Lithium nitrate is an oxidising agent.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Oxidising properties:
yes

Additional information

Lithium nitrate is an oxidising agent. Mixtures with alkyl esters may explode owing to the formation of alkylnitrates. Mixtures with phosphorus, tin(II)chloride or other reducing agents may react explosively (Bretherick, 1999).

According to the MRCK Index database online lithium nitrate is classified as oxidising (MRCK, 2011).

Justification for classification or non-classification

Classification, Labelling, and Packaging Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008

According to the available handbook and published data, lithium nitrate has to be classified and labelled as oxidising solid, cat. 3, "may intensify fire; oxidiser" (H272) according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (CLP), as amended for the tenth time in Regulation (EU) No 2017/776.