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Based on the composition of the test substance, the molecular structure of the main component (40.1 %) and the presence of water (56.1 %) in the test substance, it was concluded that FORMAMIDOPROPYLBETAINE is incapable of developing a dangerous amount of (flammable) gas in contact with air, damp air or water and FORMAMIDOPROPYLBETAINE is not pyrophoric.

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Flammability:
non flammable

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The procedure for the determination of the flammability (contact with water) is based on the following guideline: European Economic Community (EEC), EEC directive 92/69 EEC, Part A, Methods for the determination of physico-chemical properties, A.12 "Flammability (contact with water), EEC Publication No. L383, December 1992. Based on the composition of the test substance, the molecular structure of the main component (40.1 %) and the presence of water (56.1 %) in the test substance, it was concluded that FORMAMIDOPROPYLBETAINE is incapable of developing a dangerous amount of (flammable) gas in contact with air, damp air or water.

The procedure for the determination of the pyrophoric properties is based on the following guideline: European Economic Community (EEC), EEC directive 92/69 EEC, Part A, Methods for the determination of physico-chemical properties, A.13: "Pyrophoric properties of solids and liquids", EEC Publication No, L383, December 1992.

Based on the molecular structure of the major component (40,1 %), the presence of water (56.1 %) in the test substance and on experience in handling, it was concluded that FORMAMIDOPROPYLBETAINE is not pyrophoric.

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