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explosive properties of explosives
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Study period:
15 June 2017 to April 2018
1 (reliable without restriction)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
guideline study

Data source

Reference Type:
study report
Report date:

Materials and methods

Test guideline
according to guideline
EU Method A.14 (Explosive properties)
Version / remarks:
Council Regulation 440/2008, 30 May 2008
GLP compliance:
yes (incl. QA statement)
Other quality assurance:
ISO/IEC 17025 (General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories)

Test material

Constituent 1
Chemical structure
Reference substance name:
Tris(2-ethylhexyl) 2-hydroxypropane-1,2,3-tricarboxylate
EC Number:
EC Name:
Tris(2-ethylhexyl) 2-hydroxypropane-1,2,3-tricarboxylate
Cas Number:
Molecular formula:
Test material form:
Specific details on test material used for the study:
The test substance, was allocated the code ESTS 185/17 for reference throughout the study.
Physical state: Clear liquid
Arrival date: 12 June 2017
Re-test date: 23 January 2019
Storage conditions: Room temperature (15 to 30°C)

Results and discussion

Small-scale preliminary tests
Key result
other: DSC
Remarks on result:
negative (not further specified)

Any other information on results incl. tables

DSC Analysis

There were no exothermic events seen in the DSC analysis. However there was one endothermic event with an onset temperature of 297.56°C and an energy of -397.48 Jg-1. As there was no exothermic event with energy >500 Jg-1the test substance would not be considered as explosive.


The DSC thermogram is shown in Figure 23 (attached).

Theoretical Assessment

Bernel Ester TCC does not have any groups with explosive potential. The oxygen balance was ‑245.10 %. An oxygen balance of <-200 is not considered to show explosive potential. It is therefore concluded that Bernel Ester TCC does not exhibit explosive properties.

Applicant's summary and conclusion

Interpretation of results:
other: ← Complete pick list based on CLP criteria, see below
The test substance was not found to be sensitive to thermal energy, under the conditions of the test.
Executive summary:

In this guideline (EU A.14 / UN test series 2 / UN Test series 3) study, [conducted with GLP certification], the test substance was not found to be sensitive to thermal energy.

The test substance is not considered an explosive under the criteria of the CLP regulation (1272/2008)