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not oxidising properties

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Oxidising properties:
non oxidising

Additional information

The study does not need to be conducted because the organic substance contains oxygen atoms which are chemically bonded only to carbon or hydrogen and hence, the classification procedure does not need to be applied.

As reported in the REACH Guidance on Information Requirements and Chemical Safety Assessment- Chapter R7a, experience with oxidising substances has provided us with a list of chemical groups and elements that are known to confer oxidising properties (Table R.7.1 -29).
In general terms, one can perform a screening procedure to filter out substances that are unlikely to be oxidising and for which testing can be waived. For organic substances (with the exception of peroxides) testing does not need to be carried out for substances if:
- The substance does not contain oxygen, fluorine or chlorine; or
- The substance contains oxygen, fluorine or chlorine and these elements are chemically bonded only to carbon - Inorganic substances that do not contain oxygen of halogens do not need to be tested. If the screening procedure identifies the material as having potential oxidising properties, or there is any doubt, then, in the interests of safety, testing should be carried out.

Assessment:
The substance is an organic compound which contains oxygen, and these elements are chemically bonded only to carbon and hydrogen.
Furthermore, the substance does not contain any of the chemical groups known to confer oxidising properties as reported in the attached table R.7.1 -29 .
Therefore, according to the screening criteria reported in the REACH Guidance on Information Requirements and Chemical Safety Assessment - Chapter R7a, basing on the chemical structure, it can be concluded beyond a reasonable doubt that the substance does not possess oxidising properties.

Justification for classification or non-classification

No classification for oxidising properties is warranted under Regulation 1272/2008