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Relative self-ignition temperature of surrogate substance (Quaternary ammonium compounds, C20-22-alkyltrimethyl, chlorides): >400 °C.

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The relative self-ignition temperature of the surrogate substance (Quaternary ammonium compounds, C20-22-alkyltrimethyl, chlorides) was determined according to EEC guideline 92/69/EWG A.16. The temperature/time-curves of the test item and oven were recorded simultaneously. The oven temperature was increased beginning at room temperature up to 400 °C at a rate of 0.5 °C/min. No self-ignition was observed up to the stop-temperature of 400 °C.

The surrogate substance differs from the submission substance primarily in the anion (surrogate substance: chloride). The carbon chain lenght distribution, which is considered as decisive for the auto-flammability, is about the same.