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Administrative data

Type of information:
other: statement
Adequacy of study:
key study
Study period:
July 29 - August 26, 2008
1 (reliable without restriction)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: The EU method was followed. Based on the molecular structure a statement rather than a full study was considered sufficient to cover this endpoint.

Data source

Reference Type:
study report
Report date:

Materials and methods

Test guideline
according to guideline
EU Method A.14 (Explosive properties)
not applicable
Principles of method if other than guideline:
Not applicable.
GLP compliance:
yes (incl. QA statement)

Test material

Constituent 1
Details on test material:
- Name of test material (as cited in study report): Nikkol VC-IP
- Substance type: Colourless liquid (determined at NOTOX)
- Physical state: Liquid
- Stability under test conditions: stable
- Storage condition of test material: At room temperature in the dark

Results and discussion

Small-scale preliminary testsopen allclose all
other: More sensitive to shock than m-dinitrobenzene
migrated information
Remarks on result:
not measured/tested
other: More sensitive to friction than m-dinitrobenzene
migrated information
Remarks on result:
not measured/tested
other: Explosive under influence of flame
migrated information
Remarks on result:
not measured/tested
other: Explosive (not specified)
migrated information
Remarks on result:
negative (not further specified)

Any other information on results incl. tables

Molecular structure

The molecular structure of the test substance does not contain any chemically instable or highly energetic groups that might lead to an explosion. The impurities, present for <5% in the test substance, were not taken into account but it is not to be expected that these have any influence.

Oxygen balance

The oxygen balance of a compound is the difference between the oxygen content of the compound and that required to fully oxidize the carbon, hydrogen and other oxidisable elements to carbon dioxide, water, etc. Nitrogen is not considered oxidisable and is usually liberated as the gaseous element during explosive decomposition.

The oxygen balance is calculated for the chemical reaction:

CcHhOo + [c + (h/4) – (o/2)] O2c CO2+ (h/2) H2O

where c, h and o are the amounts of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen atoms respectively.

Oxygen balance (%) = -1600 x [2 x c + (h/2) – o] / molecular weight

If there is a deficiency of oxygen, the balance is negative, while an excess of oxygen gives a positive balance. Compounds with a positive balance can act as oxidants and are often explosive in nature. However, there are known explosives with an oxygen balance of –64%. Compounds with an oxygen balance which is more negative than –200% are not considered to pose an explosive risk.

Using C70H128O10as molecular formula and 1129.8 g/mol as molecular weight, theoxygen balance for the test substance was calculated to be –275 %. This value is outside the region where there may be a potential for explodability.

Applicant's summary and conclusion

Interpretation of results:
non explosive
Migrated information
Nikkol VC-IP is not explosive.