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Explosiveness

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Description of key information

Non explosive

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Explosiveness:
non explosive

Additional information

According to the REACH regulation ANNEX VII column II: The study does not need to be conducted if:

- there are no chemical groups associated with explosive properties present in the molecule; or

- the substance contains chemical groups associated with explosive properties which include oxygen and the calculated oxygen balance is less than –200; or

- the organic substance or a homogenous mixture of organic substances contains chemical groups associated with explosive properties, but the exothermic decomposition energy is less than 500 J/g and the onset of exothermic decomposition is below 500 ºC.

The substance has a decomposition energy less than 500 J/g therefore the study doesn't need to be conducted.

Justification for classification or non-classification

According to the definition set out in the CLP Regulation (EC 1272/2008) An explosive substance or mixture is a solid or liquid substance or mixture of substances which is in itself capable by chemical reaction of producing gas at such a temperature and pressure and at such a speed as to cause damage to the surroundings. Pyrotechnic substances are included even when they do not evolve gases.

Since the decomposition energy of the test substance is less than the threshold set out in the REACH Regulation EC n.1907/2006, the specific tests have not been conducted and the substance is considered not explosive.