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Endpoint:
flammable liquids: obsolete as covered by section 'Flash point'
Data waiving:
study scientifically not necessary / other information available
Justification for data waiving:
other:
Justification for type of information:
JUSTIFICATION FOR DATA WAIVING
In accordance with section 1 of REACH Annex XI testing does not appear scientifically necessary. The flammability of liquids is determined on the basis of their flashpoint (in combination with their boiling point). The flashpoint of the substance is reported to be 64 °C, indicating that the substance is not a flammable liquid.
Endpoint:
substances / mixtures which in contact with water emit flammable gases
Data waiving:
study scientifically not necessary / other information available
Justification for data waiving:
the study does not need to be conducted because the experience in production or handling shows that the substance does not react with water, e.g. the substance is manufactured with water or washed with water
Justification for type of information:
JUSTIFICATION FOR DATA WAIVING
Comparison of the chemical structure with the functional groups listed in Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, Manual of tests and criteria, Appendix 6, 5.3 (p. 442), indicates the substance is unlikely to be flammable on contact with water. In addition, experience in the handling and use of the substance has indicated no properties associated with flammability on contact with water. As a result, and according to Annex XI, section 1.2, based on the weight-of-evidence, testing for this endpoint is considered to be unnecessary.
Endpoint:
pyrophoric liquids
Data waiving:
study scientifically not necessary / other information available
Justification for data waiving:
other:
Justification for type of information:
JUSTIFICATION FOR DATA WAIVING
Comparison of the chemical structure with the functional groups listed in Bretherick’s Handbook of Reactive Chemical Hazards, 6th Ed., Vol. 2, Pyrophoric materials (p. 343), indicates the substance is unlikely to have pyrophoric properties. In addition, experience in the handling and use of this substance has given no indication that it has pyrophoric properties. As a result, and according to Annex XI, section 1.2, based on the weight-of-evidence, testing for this endpoint is considered to be unnecessary.

Description of key information

Non flammable liquid. The substance has no pyrophoric properties and does not liberate flammable gases on contact with water. Not pyrophoric (based on chemical structure). Not flammable in contact with water (based on chemical structure).

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Flammability:
not classified

Additional information

Flammability of the substance was derived from flash point, because the melting point of the substance is not significantly above 20 °C, such that the substance is actually handled as a liquid.

Experience in the handling and use of the substance has indicated no properties associated with flammability on contact with water or pyrophoricity.

Justification for classification or non-classification

According to Regulation (EC) 1272/2008, Annex I, Part 2, 2.6.1, liquids with a flash point of more than 60 °C are regarded as non-flammable liquids.