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Oxidising properties

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In accordance with section 7.13 of Column 2 of REACH Annex VII, it is considered justified to omit the testing for oxidising properties as on the basis of its chemical structure, the substance is incapable of reacting exothermically with combustible materials. 
The oxidising properties of the substance were screened based on the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (Manual of Tests and Criteria, Annex 6, Orange Book, 1999), which indicates that "the classification procedure using experimental testing need not be applied for organic compounds if the compound contains oxygen, fluorine or chlorine and these elements are chemically bonded only to carbon and hydrogen." The oxygen atoms in the substance exist in two hydroxyl groups directly bonded to aromatic ring structures.
Therefore, applying the internationally recognised UN Recommendations criteria, the substance is not to be classified as an oxidising material and no experimental determination is warranted.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Oxidising properties:
no

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Justification for classification or non-classification

In accordance with the criteria for classification as defined in Annex I, Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008, the substance does not require classification with respect to oxidising properties.