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explosive properties of explosives
Type of information:
other: Expert statement
Adequacy of study:
supporting study
Study period:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: Expert statement
The prediction was carried out using a procedure designed to be compatible with Method A.14 Explosive Properties of Commission Regulation (EC) No 440/2008 of 30 May 2008.
no guideline followed
Principles of method if other than guideline:
Expert statement
GLP compliance:
Specific details on test material used for the study:
- Batch No.of test material: 20141015
- Purity: 99.35%
- Expiration date of the lot/batch: January 2019
- Stability under test conditions: Room temperature

Examination of the structural formula for the sample indicates:

-  There are no chemical groups associated with explosive properties.

- The oxygen is not bound in energetic functional groups – it is bound in CO groups which do not possess explosive behaviour. The oxygen balance is -242 – below the criteria for consideration (-200).

Based on this combination of factors, it is beyond reasonable doubt that the material will not exhibit explosive properties.

Interpretation of results:
GHS criteria not met
There are no elements of the screening procedure which begin to suggest that explosive properties may be exhibited by the substance. The conduct of the A14 tests is therefore not considered appropriate.
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

Description of key information

The substance was concluded to be non-explosive based on its chemical structure in an Expert Statement (Dekra, 2018). There are no chemical groups present in the molecule which are associated with explosive properties.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

non explosive

Additional information

Justification for classification or non-classification

The structure of Butyl benzoate contains no groups that would infer explosive properties. This results in an absence of classification under the CLP regulation.