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Endpoint:
flammable solids
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Study period:
January 2003
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
test procedure in accordance with national standard methods with acceptable restrictions
Qualifier:
equivalent or similar to guideline
Guideline:
EU Method A.10 (Flammability (Solids))
Deviations:
yes
Remarks:
: slightly different test methods
Principles of method if other than guideline:
The test methods are described in another document. This does not impair the conclusion of the test results.
The principles of the test methods including their deviations to the guideline are described in detail in the field "any other information on materials and methods".
GLP compliance:
no
Key result
Test procedure:
burning rate test: preliminary screening test
Remarks on result:
substance does not ignite and propagate combustion either by burning with flame or smouldering along 200 mm of the powder train within the 2 minutes test period

1. MDI-Urone could be ignited by the 1000 °C hot platin wire, which was dipped for 5 seconds into the dried substance. MDI-Urone was melting and the ignition process was terminated rapidly (“Bewertungszahl” BWZ 2).

2. MDI-Urone could be ignited by an open gas flame held onto the substance for approx. 10-15 seconds. MDI-Urone was melting and the ignition process was terminated by burning off calmly (“Bewertungszahl” BWZ 2). This reaction could only be observed while the substance was in contact with the open flame.

3. MDI-Urone was burning off calmly when put into a red heated iron bowl for 60 seconds. In a mixture with potassium nitrate the same reaction could be observed ("Bewertungszahl" BWZ 2).

Substances rated with BWZ 2 are not considered to cause a propagating fire after ignition.

Interpretation of results:
GHS criteria not met
Conclusions:
MDI-Urone can be ignited but it is melting and flame extinguish. Therefore MDI-Urone is considered to be not highly flammable.
Executive summary:

The tests were conducted according to guidelines similar to guideline A.10.

MDI-Urone was dried before testing. The dried MDI-Urone could be ignited by the 1000 °C hot platin wire, which was dipped for 5 seconds into the substance. MDI-Urone was melting and the ignition process was terminated rapidly.

In a second test approx. 200 mg of MDI-Urone were put into a flat iron bowl and heated with an open gas flame burner for 10-15 seconds. MDI-Urone could be ignited and was melting. The ignition process was terminated by burning off calmly.

In a third test approx. 150 mg MDI-Urone and a 1:1 mixture of MDI-Urone with potassium nitrate was put into a red heated iron bowl for 60 seconds. Both, the substance and the 1:1 mixture with potassium nitrate were burning off calmly.

Therefore it is concluded that MDI-Urone could be ignited but is not highly flammable.

Description of key information

MDI Urone can be ignited but does not prolonge the flame

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Flammability:
not classified

Additional information

Justification for classification or non-classification

a suitable test does not show flamable properties.