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Reference
Endpoint:
explosive properties of explosives
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Study period:
from 10 JUN 2005 to 13 OCT 2005
Reliability:
1 (reliable without restriction)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
guideline study
Reason / purpose for cross-reference:
reference to same study
Qualifier:
according to guideline
Guideline:
EU Method A.14 (Explosive properties)
Version / remarks:
Cited as Directive 92/69/EEC, A.14
Deviations:
yes
Remarks:
For the thermal sensitivity test, there is a minor modification to the tube packing procedure proposed in guideline A14. This modification has no effect on the conclusion.
GLP compliance:
yes (incl. QA statement)
Key result
Parameter:
thermal sensitivity - Koenen test: diameter of the orifice plate
Remarks:
performed with a 6 mm orifice plate and a 2 mm orifice plate
Remarks on result:
not thermal sensitive if heated under defined confinement
Key result
Parameter:
sensitiveness to impact: impact energy (J)
Remarks on result:
not sensitive to impact using an impact energy of 40 J
Key result
Parameter:
sensitiveness to friction: friction load (N)
Remarks on result:
not sensitive to friction using a friction load of 360 N
Interpretation of results:
GHS criteria not met
Conclusions:
The test item does not present a danger of explosion under the conditions of the test.
Executive summary:

The determination of explosive properties was conducted according to EU Method A14 using the following systems:

1) The BAM Fall Hammer (or shock) apparatus
2) The BAM friction apparatus
3) The Koenen steel tube apparatus to test the thermal sensitivity.
 

According to the results of these 3 tests, cerium trinitrate has been determined not to have shock sensitivity, friction sensitivity, or thermal sensitivity to explosion.

Description of key information

Following a GLP study in accordance with EC test method A.14, cerium trinitrate is concluded not to be explosive (Cerutti, 2005). This results in an absence of classification under the CLP regulation.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Explosiveness:
non explosive

Additional information

Cerium trinitrate has been determined not to have shock sensitivity, friction sensitivity, or thermal sensitivity to explosion.

Justification for classification or non-classification

Based on a GLP study in accordance with EC test method A.14, cerium trinitrate is concluded not to be explosive (Cerutti, 2005).