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Reference
Endpoint:
explosive properties of explosives
Type of information:
other: statement
Adequacy of study:
key study
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: see 'Remark'
Remarks:
UN numbers are assigned by the United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods. They are published as part of their Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, also known as the Orange Book. These recommendations are adopted by the regulatory organization responsible for the different modes of transport and considered as a trusted source.
Guideline:
other: not mentioned
GLP compliance:
not specified
Key result
Parameter:
other: Explosive (not specified)
Remarks on result:
negative (not further specified)

Transported substances should be tested for explosiveness (UN test) and classified accordingly. For transport, calcium nitrate is not classified for explosivity and therefore it was assumed that this substance has no explosive properties. It was assumed that the transport classification is for both the anhydrous and tetrahydrate form. Transport data can be used for REACH as well. Experience in handling also do not demonstrate explosive properties for calcium nitrate.

Interpretation of results:
other: Not explosive based on transport classification
Conclusions:
Based on the transport classification and experience in handling, it was concluded that calcium nitrate (anhydrous and tetrahydrate) has no explosive properties.

Description of key information

Based on the transport classification and experience in handling, it was concluded that calcium nitrate (anhydrous or tetrahydrate) has no explosive properties.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Explosiveness:
non explosive

Additional information

Justification for classification or non-classification

Based on the available information, calcium nitrate (anhydrous or tetrahydrate) does not need to be classified for the hazard 'Explosives' according to CLP Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008.

Based on structural features, relevant study results and on experience in handling, calcium nitrate does not have to be classified as a self-reactive substance.