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Endpoint:
substances / mixtures which in contact with water emit 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 experience in production or handling shows that the substance does not react with water, e.g. the substance is manufactured with water or washed with water
Justification for type of information:
Assessment under REACH Annex XI section 1.2 indicates absence of contact with water resulting in the emission of flammable gases.
Endpoint:
flammable solids
Data waiving:
study technically not feasible
Justification for data waiving:
the study does not need to be conducted because the substance is a liquid
Endpoint:
pyrophoric liquids
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 known to be stable in contact with air at room temperature for prolonged periods of time (days) and hence, the classification procedure does not need to be applied
Justification for type of information:
Assessment under REACH Annex XI section 1.2 indicates an absence of pyrophoricity.

Description of key information

Flammability: non-flammable liquid; experimentally determined flash point > 60 °C at 101.325 kPa.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Flammability:
not classified

Additional information

In accordance with section 1.2 of REACH Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 Annex XI the study of flammability does not need to be completed based on weight of available evidence. The substance has an experimentally determined flashpoint > 60 °C and therefore under CLP Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 cannot be considered a “flammable liquid”. Therefore testing for flammability is scientifically unjustified.

 

For liquids the primary value for ease of ignition is the flash point conducted using Method A9 ‘Flash Point Method’ of Council Regulation (EC) No 440/2008. The result of the Flash Point test is used to allocate a liquid substance into the appropriate flammability class. Other measures of flammability include pyrophoricity and flammability on contact with water. These can be considered not a concern for the substance and testing waived if consideration of the structure and experience in handling and use show that no effects are envisaged. Such a screening procedure represents an intelligent testing strategy for flammability. If applied correctly then only liquid substances for which it is suspected will give a positive result in either the pyrophoric properties or flammability on contact with water tests need to be tested.

 

A review of the structure suggests that there are no chemical groups present that would imply pyrophoric properties or flammability on contact with water. A review of handling and used implies no pyrophoric properties or flammability on contact with water. Based on the absence of structural alerts and experience in handling and use negative results are predicted for pyrophoric properties and flammability of contact with water. Based on the known Flash Point of the substance it is considered not to be flammable.

 

References:

1. Bretherick (1999) Bretherick’s Handbook of Chemical Reactive Hazards: An Indexed Guide to Published Data, 6th Edition (2 volume set).

2. ECHA Guidance on Information Requirements and Chemical Safety Assessment (Chapter R.7a: Endpoint Specific Guidance, R.7.1.10.2, December 2016).

3. REACH Regulation (EC) 1907/2006, Annex XI, section 1

4. CLP Regulation (EC) 1272/2008, Annex I, section 2.6.1

5. ECHA Guidance on Application on the CLP Criteria, section 2.6 (v4.1, June 2015)

Justification for classification or non-classification

The substance does not meet classification criteria under Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 for flammability.