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Endpoint:
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 there are no chemical groups present in the molecule which are associated with explosive properties
Justification for type of information:
JUSTIFICATION FOR DATA WAIVING
In accordance with column 2 of REACh Annex VII, the study does not need to be conducted if there are no chemical groups associated with explosive properties present in the molecule.
According to Regulation (EC) N°1272/2008 (CLP) criteria and screening procedure (as listed in appendix 6 to the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods - Manual of Tests and Criteria (6th revised edition, 2015) or in the ECHA endpoint specific guidance on information requirements (R.7a, v6.0, July 2017, §R.7.1.11), NO REACTIVE GROUP was identified in the chemical structure of the major constituents (hydrocarbons, esters*).
Then explosive properties are not anticipated, and the acceptance procedure for Class 1 explosives shall not apply, no further testing is required.

* For the major fraction of the UVCB (ca 99.7% non-volatile), direct identification was not achieved, due to technical difficulties. The starting material, beeswax is a complex mixture of saturated and unsaturated linear and complex esters (27 to 40% monoesters, 9 to 23 % hydroxymonoesters, 7 to 16% diesters, 3.9% hydroxydiesters), 11 to 28% hydrocarbons, 1 to 18% saturated, unbranched free fatty acids, 4 to 8% of other substances and < 0.3% free fatty alcohols (EFSA Journal (2007) 615, 1-28). The registered substance Concrete of honeycomb cells of the bee by hexane extraction is anticipated to contain selectively extracted constituents. Hexane being a non-polar solvent, non-hydroxy esters and hydrocarbons are supposed to be predominant in the concrete.

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