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Endpoint:
flammable solids
Data waiving:
study scientifically not necessary / other information available
Justification for data waiving:
the study does not need to be conducted because the substance is a liquid
Endpoint:
flammable gases
Data waiving:
study scientifically not necessary / other information available
Justification for data waiving:
the study does not need to be conducted because the substance is a liquid

Description of key information

Non flammable (based on flash point) and structural formula.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Flammability:
non flammable

Additional information

Testing for this endpoint has been waived because the study is scientifically unjustified. The substance is a liquid, and the key value for flammability of liquids is the flash point, which is 76 °C. An expert statement has also concluded that based on the structural formula Aldehyde C9 Nonylic Food Grade is not expected to be flammable.

Justification for classification or non-classification

According to Regulation (EC) 1272/2008, Annex I, section 2.6, "Flammable liquid means a liquid having a flash point of not more than 60 °C". The flash point (see section 4.11), 76 °C, is higher than this value and so the substance should not be classified as a flammable liquid. However, in accordance with Regulation (EC) 1272/2008, Annex I, section 2.3, if used in an aerosol, the substance should be classified as flammable because the flash point is ≤ 93 °C. The substance is a liquid under standard conditions (see section 4.1) with a freezing point of -18.8 °C (see section 4.2), so the substance should not be classified as a flammable solid. The substance has a low vapour pressure of 2 hPa (see section 4.6), so the substance should not be classified as a flammable gas.