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explosive properties of explosives
Data waiving:
study scientifically not necessary / other information available
Justification for data waiving:
the study does not need to be conducted because the substance contains chemical groups associated with explosive properties which include oxygen, but the calculated oxygen balance is less than - 200
Justification for type of information:
The cationic part of the substance contains a 'N-O' bond. This bond is indicated in Appendix 6 of the UN Manual of Tests and Criteria (6th revsion) as a chemical group indicating explosive properties in organic materials. Therefore the oxygen balance was calculated:

Oxygen balance for the substance molecule (C23 H46 N4 O6 S, Mw 506.7)= -199; this is just above the criterium of < -200.

As two oxygens are needed to to form SO2 in a combustion reaction, a recalculation was performed using the sum of S and C atoms (instead of the number of C atoms) which resulted in an oxygen balance of < 200 (i.e. -205).

Furthermore, the substance is not manufactured for the purpose of being an explosive and experience in handling did not reveal any explosive properties of the substance.

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