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Flammability

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Description of key information

The substance is not expected to be flammable.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Flammability:
non flammable

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Flammability:

Relevant literature sources and studies indicate that this substance has no flashpoint. However, under certain conditions the substance can form flammable vapour/air mixtures (lower explosive limit 7.9% Vol at 20 °C, Nabert 1963) which under normal circumstances are difficult to ignite (under optimum conditions of 26 % Vol in air at 20 °C the minimum energy needed for ignition is 510 mJ, which is many 1000 fold higher than for vapours of other common flammable solvents, Steen 2000). Classification as a flammable substance thus is not required.

Water reactivity and pyrophoricity are not expected based on the structural properties and experience in handling the substance.

Justification for classification or non-classification

As the substance is not expected to be flammable, classification is not warranted according to EU Directive 67/584/EEC and EU Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP) Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008).