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Description of key information

Flammability limits
LEL: 0.7-0.9, 0.77, 0.85%
UEL: 5.3-5.9, 24.6, 5.9%

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Flammability:
non flammable

Additional information

A number of published values are available for the upper and lower flammability of 2 -(2 -butoxyethoxy)ethanol. The values for the lower limit cover a reasonably narrow range of values and at least 2 or 3 are clearly different which suggest that they originate from different sources. No single value is from a reliable source but this weight of evidence allows confidence in the decided key parameter which is based on an average of the quoted values to rounded values. Which of the UEL figures is correct is less clear. As a conservative approach the highest value is selected, leading to a flammability range taken as 0.7 - 24.6%. This information combined with the data on the flash point lead to the conclusion for the key parameter.

Justification for classification or non-classification

Does not meet criteria for flammability.